National Day of Women's Political Rights in Argentina Date in the current year: September 23, 2017

National Day of Women's Political Rights in Argentina September 23 is National Day of Women's Political Rights in Argentina. Celebration of this day is connected with Eva Perón's activity, First Lady of Argentina from 1946 till her death in 1952.

Eva Perón is known by another name Evita, that is Spanish diminutive of Eva. Eva wasn't a quiet First Lady, who just accompanied her husband, President Juan Perón. Instead of this she became his closest friend and made great contribution to his victory in presidential elections.

Eva's influence spread over the Argentine Congress and she promoted giving suffrage to women. The law was adopted by the Congress on September 23, 1947 establishing the equality of political rights between men and women and universal suffrage.

In 1949 Eva created the Female Peronist Party, that was the largest female political party in Argentina. The party pursued political and feminist goals, and women's suffrage became one of the most important events for Argentinean women.

National Day of Women's Political Rights was established in Argentina in 1997 to commemorate the law, that gave women right to vote.

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Cultural Observances

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Argentina

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