Women History Month

Dream For HopeGood Morning and as stated in the March Greetings post today embarks the beginning of our Women’s History Month Contest posting of facts. 

What better way to start the contest than with some information about Women’s History Month which I gathered from the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) site which documents history for women through the years and celebrates them.

The first International Women’s Day was launched on 8 March 1911 in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin, Leader of the’Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.   In 1978, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration.  The week of March 8th was chosen to make International Women’s Day the focal point of the observance.  In 1979, members of the NWHP participated in a Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, which had various national leaders of organizations for women and girls in attendance. During this event the focus of developing a Congressional Resolution declaring a “National Women’s History Week.” was initiated and in 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution.   And in 1987 it began to being celebrated for the entire month of March!

I thought the card shown above was best fitting for today’s post — Hope is what pushed the following women mentioned above to achieve the establishment of Women’s History Month and other historical achievements by all the women in the world. You can purchase this card via our etsy site here.

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

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