Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
About Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month, which is observed in the US, UK and Australia in March, and in October in Canada, began with a single day. International Women’s Day is March 8, and it has been observed in some shape or form since 1911. It was officially commemorated by the United Nations in 1975 and was officially recognized by the UN two years later.
Schools, universities and local governments came to realize that this period of time allowed them to not only celebrate the achievements of women, but look critically at equality and opportunities for women, and educate people on women’s history.
According to the National Women’s History Alliance, states began declaring the whole month of March as Women’s History Month all the way up until 1986, when a more national push finally made headway. The following year, Congress declared March 1987 as the first official Women’s History Month. (Source: Women’s History Month)
Regarding the Women’s History Month, the ON-OFF project will share inspiring stories and in parallel will promote project’s activities, in order to highlight the countless women making an impact in their communities, their nation, and the world.