Happy March and happy Women’s History Month! But what is the history of Women’s History Month? First, we must look at what Women’s History Month is. Women’s History Month is an annual event that focuses on women’s contributions to events in history. It traces back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. Then, in 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring that the week of March 8 was National Women’s Week. In 1987, Congress passed a law stating that March was Women’s History Month. The United States is not the only country that celebrates Women’s History Month. Other countries that celebrate Women’s History Month include Australia, Canada (during October), Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Every year, Women’s History Month has a theme, declared by the National Women’s History Project. March 2022’s theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” This theme gives a tribute to the work of caregivers and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and to how women have contributed to giving hope and healing in history.

So what can you do to celebrate Women’s History Month? Here is a list of things you can do:

  • Learn about the women’s rights movement, as now is a great time to learn!
  • Post on social media to spread awareness of Women’s History Month.
  • Support a women’s nonprofit charity
  • Support women-owned businesses
  • Join a women’s volunteer club.

And these are just a few suggestions; make sure to get creative! All in all, you should celebrate the women in history and in the present. S0 make sure to give thanks to the women in history and in your life!