March marks the start of Women’s History Month. This means celebrating women all over the world and famous women throughout history in the month of March.
Women’s history month and day has been celebrated all throughout the world since 1911 and is continued
to be celebrated till this day.
Women’s History Day is celebrated on March 8th globally, however some places like the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia like to recognize the whole month of March as Women’s History Month. Cuba and Armenia are examples of some places who only recognize March 8th for Women’s History Day. Canada celebrates in the month of October.
Clara Zetkin is responsible for Women’s History Month. She held parades and protests in the early 1900’s insisting that there be a national day of recognition for women all over the world. It all paid off when the first appreciation for Women’s History Day happened in 1911 in some places.
Some women to look at throughout history include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maya Angelou, and Malala Yousafzai. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second female justice in the Supreme Court. In her 27 years of serving before her death in 2020, she made sure to stand up for gender equality for women as well as the rights women deserve to have.
Maya Angelou was a popular African American poet for 63 years up until her death in 2014. She often wrote poems about racial injustice. However, along with that, she wrote many poems about women’s rights and the empowerment of women.
Malala Yousafzai is a 24 year old Pakistani activist. She defends and stands up for the rights of women and how much more women do for the world.
With March being Women’s History Month, it is important to look back on some of the famous women throughout history and look at what they have done for the rights of women.