The journey of Women’s Week to Women’s Month is pretty impressive I.e. In 1978, the school region of Sonoma, California took part in Women’s History Week, an occasion planned around the seven day stretch of March 8 (International Women’s Day). It all began back in the 80s when Congress passed the bill to celebrate Women’s Week. Over time it progressed into celebrating for the whole month of March.
The focus of March is to praise the women who have contributed in the United States and in the different fields that helped the country’s progress and make the nation proud.
The fact that women also play the exact same role as men does in society, is undeniable.. Now it’s time for the future generation to contribute in everything they possibly can!
In March 2011, the Obama administration delivered a report called Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, showing ladies’ status in the U.S. in 2011 and how it had changed over time. This report was the principal far reaching government report on ladies since the report delivered by the Commission on the Status of Women in 1963.
Here are a few annual themes since 1987:
- 1987: “Generations of Courage, Compassion, and Conviction”
- 1997: “A Fine and Long Tradition of Community Leadership”
- 2007: “Generations of Women Moving History Forward”
- 2008: “Women’s Art Women’s Vision”
- 2009: “Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet”
- 2017: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”
- 2018: “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination against Women”, referring to Mitch McConnell‘s “Nevertheless, she persisted” remark about Elizabeth Warren.
- 2019: “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence”
- 2020: “Valiant Women of the Vote”
The Women’s history month is marked from March 1st to March 31st. Make sure to be a part of it, and praise your woman for always being there and for her every little effort.
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