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March 2018: Celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day


Each March, Women’s History Month is observed in the United States to recognize the vast amount of contributions that women have made to our country, history, and society. Since 1986, Women’s History Month celebrates the dignity and accomplishments of women, honors the challenges women have faced, and draws strength and inspiration from the remarkable women of the past.

The theme of Women’s History Month 2018 is “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women”. The theme this year presents an opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity, and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve accomplishments. Through this theme, women who have fought not only against sexism, but also against the many intersecting forms of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and many other categories can be celebrated and honored.

On March 8, 2018, International Women’s Day will be celebrated as well.This event is a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women.International Women’s Day took place for the first time on March 8, 1911.

Since then, many countries around the world celebrate the holiday with demonstrations, educational initiatives, and customs such as presenting women with gifts and flowers. The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is #PressforProgress, which motivates and unites friends, colleagues, and whole communities to think, act, and be gender inclusive.

For more information on Women’s History Month, check out http://www.nwhp.org/ or http://womenshistorymonth.gov/. Additional information on International Women’s Day may be found at https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme.


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