What’s the significance of Women’s History Month, when it’s followed shortly after by National Pet Month? It means you’re a nice thought.
Frustrations over the exclusion of women from America’s national narrative boiled over in the 1970s—leading to the creation of Women’s History Month.
The Smithsonian is commemorating Women's History Month by honoring more than a hundred women who are changing the future.
The month of March is recognized as Women’s History Month and is dedicated to the celebration of everyday women, as well as pillars and pioneers whose accomplishments have allowed for following generations to feel empowered to constantly break barriers.
Did you know that Women's History Month went from one day, to one week, to one month? Learn more about the month-long celebration.
How have the lives and roles of women changed over the last century? What do those changes say about us as a society? How can a newspaper and its archives help answer those questions?
Throughout Women’s History Month (and beyond!), feminist experts in politics, public service and more are coming together to share their lived experiences and help propel women’s rights forward.
Vox has all the book, TV and movie recommendations you need for the month of March.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg proved to be as much of a trailblazer for people living with cancer as she did for women, minorities, and free speech, among the many hot-button causes and cases she heard during her quarter-century on the high court.
For Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight the lives and legacies of women whose names and stories you may not have learned about in school — but who nonetheless left indelible marks on society.
Gender equity and a gender agenda are two ingredients of a “feminist foreign policy” – an international agenda that aims to dismantle the male-dominated systems of foreign aid, trade, defense, immigration and diplomacy that sideline women and other minority groups worldwide. A feminist foreign policy reenvisions a country’s national interests, moving them away from military security and global dominance to position equality as the basis of a healthy, peaceful world.
National Women’s History Month—a time for all of us to come together to celebrate the bold, brave and downright stunning achievements made by women throughout history, despite all efforts made to suppress them— was established by Congress in 1987 and has been a notable annual event ever since.
The goal of these stories of resilience, published during Women’s History Month, has been to demonstrate that even if a woman appears to have a life full of wealth, fame and success, she often has encountered struggle along the way.
To understand the suffragettes, we need to consider what they said and why they said it; to view them as the fallible products of their time as well as the radicals they were.
It's about time we begin to value the existence of everyone on the gender spectrum.
It is time to bring these women’s stories into the mainstream. It is time to recognize the wealth of knowledge about Canada’s “most significant women” that we already have.
The award smashed records and made scientific history as the only science Nobel ever won by two women.
In an interview with reporters after the award was announced, Charpentier said that while she considers herself a scientist first, she is happy and a bit shocked that two women won the Nobel. “I think it’s very important for women to see a clear path. I think the fact that Jennifer Doudna and I were awarded this prize today can provide a very strong message for young girls,” she said.
Women's past accomplishments (and failures) deserve to be studied, appreciated, criticized, and otherwise actively engaged—not passively cheered in a banal annual celebration.
For every day in March, we're highlighting one woman who saw a problem in the world and decided to do something about it.
Since 1987, we've been celebrating the many accolades and triumphs that women have contributed to the scientific discourse as we know it today. Women’s History Month runs all throughout March, so let’s take a moment to honor some of the women who have bestowed indelible breakthroughs to our understanding of the world.
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, here is a list of 50 of my favorite quotes penned about and/or by women. Do you have a favorite?
March is Women's History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
The National Women’s History Alliance formerly, the National Women’s History Project, is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion.
The month of March celebrates the contributions women have made throughout history in science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields.