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Women's History Month! March 2023




Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.[1]

The commemoration began in 1978 as "Women's History day" in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women's History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that.[2][3]

-Wikipedia


The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 (IWD 2023) is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. This theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.


Resources:

National Women's History Alliance: https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/

History.com: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month

UN Women Unite: https://interactive.unwomen.org/multimedia/timeline/womenunite/en/index.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8t2eBhDeARIsAAVEga0vHfA5ntdx-VXlt5bob6Y0e1K0ve65ykG2kob7TssVJRNskYzAG88aAj13EALw_wcB#/



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