Fab Five

“Fab Five” Monthly Biographies: “On the Basis of Sex”

The "Fab Five," NWHM's monthly curated selection of biographies and learning resources featuring five notable women from history and current newsmakers. Women’s Equality Day on August 26th marks the date that the United States commemorates the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits both federal and state governments from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex.  However, the fight for women’s equality is far from over, and continues not just in the United States, but around the world. This month, we lift up the stories of women who have promoted women’s equality internationally. Learn more about Nanfu Wang, Asieh Amini, Liya Kebede, Sonita Alizadeh, and Matilda Joslyn Gage in this month’s Fab Five biographies.