It’s that time of year again! A time where women are recognized for their accomplishments achieved in the past, currently achieving now, and plan to accomplish in the future. Each year, the National Women’s History Project assigns a theme that highlights specific groups of women. This year’s theme is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.
The History behind Women’s History Month
In March 1982, the first Women’s History Week was authorized by the President and continued to be authorized throughout the following five years. It was not until 1987 that the week dedication became a month-long event. From 1988 to 1994, Congress continued to pass resolutions to which the President authorized designating March as the month to celebrate women’s history. The past three Presidents—Clinton, Bush, and Obama—have each issued annual proclamations making the month of March a time to highlight women’s history.
Texas Woman's University and Women’s History
Biannually, Texas Woman's University hosts a Global Awareness Month that is geared towards educating students on issues, experiences, and global perspectives. Assigned throughout the month of March, the Global Connections integrates perspectives of women globally who represent the month’s theme characteristics: character, courage, and commitment.
Health Studies at Texas Woman’s University
In honor of recognizing National Women’s History Month, the Health Studies Department at Texas Woman's University would like to share previous blogs on health that pertain to women.
Go Red for Women: Concerning Heart Disease
Cervical Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness
Wear Teal for Ovarian Cancer
For more information, check out these sources below.
National Women’s History Project
Women’s History Month
Texas Woman's University Women’s Global Month
U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health