Did you know: The month of March was named after the Roman god of war, named Martius?
Did you know: In many cultures, March is considered the first month of the year, in which they celebrate the New Year’s?
If all this is true, what better month to celebrate NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! From March 8 National Women’s Day to having the week of March 8 as Women’s History Week, we now celebrate a whole month dedicated to women around the world!
Many of us wouldn’t be here today without the wonderful ladies before us. In fact, more than centuries ago, women were fighting to have the same rights as men. Women in the 1800’s began to realize that they were not getting the same treatment or benefits as men. One of the biggest advantages for men was the fact they were able to vote. Therefore, women rallied together across the United States to pursue their rights.
To promote their awareness, women did what? You guessed it! They MARCHED their way to their independence. Through numerous of petitions, years of protesting, and united suffrage organizations, women continued to press on making a difference throughout our states. It actually wasn’t until May 1920, when Congress passed the 19th Amendment: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
In all, this month focuses on celebrating all the contributions women around the world have made throughout our history. From Amelia Earhart being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean to Rosa Parks refusing to give her seat up on a bus, women around the world are worthy of praise and making great differences in people’s lives.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter. Bringing awareness to a well-balanced world, we all can live in harmony, no matter the color of our skin, race, or ethnicity. It’s really to celebrate the “social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.” Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family.
For more information check-out: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
We want to celebrate women and girls of all cultures, races, and ethnicities this month! Thank you, ladies, for MARCHING along with us and making a difference in all of our lives. From the biggest achievements to the littlest accomplishments, be proud to be a female.