Women have made an invaluable impact on our society since time began. They have been our guardians, our best friends, our role models and so much more. In March, we celebrate women with National Women's History Month.
Women's History Month began as "Women's History Week" on March 7, 1982. By 1987, Congress had declared March as National History Month for the entire U.S.
The International Women of Courage Award presented in the month of March was developed in 2007, and since more than 120 women from more than 65 countries have been honored with this outstanding award for women who demonstrate exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment.
All year round, we honor all women who may provide global impact, community leadership, raise families, blaze paths or live their own truth. Thank you to all women in all walks of life, and happy National Women's History Month!
MacGregor, M.M. (2019). Why March is National Women’s History Month. National Women’s History Alliance. https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/womens-history-month/womens-history-month-history/
U.S. Department of State. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Retrieved on February 7, 2020 https://www.state.gov/secretary-of-states-international-women-of-courage-award/