National League of Women Voters hold up signs reading, 'VOTE', Sept. 17, 1924. Millions of women voted in 1920 and 1924, but in a lower proportion than men.

15 Countries That Gave Women the Right to Vote Before the United States Did

In honor of Women's Equality Day, August 26—and the 99th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving American women the right to vote—here's a look back at the global suffragette movement.