Every year, March 8th is International Women’s Day. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the holiday, The Nation has a brief video on the history.
Raising awareness about the continued threat women face from sexual violence, the theme this year is "Women and men: United to end violence against women". I truly believe that men are a vital part of the solution.
To celebrate the important role women have played throughout history, March has been designated as Women’s History Month. This year the theme is “Writing Women Back Into History”, which will include a look back on the women who have been honored in the past and looking at women’s impact on history through the years. Here is a post from the Women’s Media Center highlighting 30 women who are making history.