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Celebrating Women's History

Updated on May 22, 2016

Women's History

What do you know about Women's History? Are you curious? What are your plans for celebrating women during the month of March? Celebrating inspirational women who changed the world should be a year-round practice. For 31 days of March, we pay special attention to the women who blazed the trail for others.

This Lens celebrates Women, especially during March - Women's History Month. "The history of women often seems to be written with invisible ink." Even when women are recognized in their own times, they are often not included in the history books.

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"International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday."

International Women's Day

Centenary 1911-2011

International Women's Day - Official Website

"Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Organizations, governments and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues."

Women Who Fought For Change

Animation Workshop for Youth, nine teens created a short animated piece about three famous women who fought for change: Sojourner Truth, Joan Baez and Helen Keller.

Empowering Transformations For Women - Women share their stories

This book is a collection of the stories of 40 incredible women who have navigated their way through significant, life-altering transformations.

These women, many inspired by their less-than-ideal circumstances, stumbled along the way but ended up facing the change with humor, grace and dignity. In this book, these women "share their stories in order to ease your personal journey, and to provide necessary motivation and inspiration to make whatever empowering changes you envision for your own life."

Documents that Changed the World: The Nineteenth Amendment

In August we recognize the signing of the 19th Amendment in 1920 giving US women the right to vote. This amendment was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought to achieve the vote.

The Nineteenth Amendment - Turning Points in History

The editorial review for this book describes it as "A stirring reminder for women to never take their rights for granted."

Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment author Eleanor Clift chronicles the many twists and turns of the suffrage struggle and profiles the brave figures who spent their lives supporting the women's movement over the course of seventy-two years.

"While women make up about half of the population, they don't hold half of elected offices or hold a representative share of other positions of power in the country."

Everywoman Opportunity Center

— ~Myrna Young, executive director

Books about Women's History

National Women's History Month provides an excellent venue to recognize and celebrate women's historic achievements as well as an opportunity to honor women within our families and communities. What will you do to celebrate National Women's History Month?

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Learn You Past

"Every generation of little girls and women need to learn their past so that they can imagine a future in which gender equality is the norm and not the exception." ~Ruth Rosen

The Modern Women's Movement

Ruth Rosen Author of The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America, former columnist for the Los Angeles Time and San Francisco Chronicle; Professor Emerita of History, U.C. Davis

Who would you most like to meet?

What woman of history would you like to meet?

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Women and Religion

In the book When God Was a Woman, Stone describes the ancient story of the religion of the Goddess and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.

When God Was a Woman
When God Was a Woman

Under the religion of the Goddess, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures.


Post the Woman of History you would most like to meet here.

What Do You Think Of Women's History? - Please post your thoughts, ideas and stories here!

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @Obey_The_Goddess: Thank you, Obey_The_Goddess

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Margo, let's support Women's History all year long! :-)

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Never too early to plan for Women's History Month!

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      Obey_The_Goddess 6 years ago

      A Truly Outstanding Lens!

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      Evinda_Lepins 7 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens! You have a lot of excellent information and resources on women's history here! Please feel free to stop by my lens and say hi when you get the chance.

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      eccles1 9 years ago

      women power is being more and more excepted it took many years but it has happened most of these women I never heard before so I got reading to dothank you Pat!

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      LisaDH 9 years ago

      Great lens and thanks for featuring my women presidents and prime ministers!

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      Ashlynn 10 years ago

      5 stars for another great lens! I'm very interested in getting my hands on the some of the books you've listed, they seem like good reads.

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      ShawnsBidness 10 years ago

      Great informative lens. Let's not forget Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

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      KCStargazer 10 years ago

      Happy National Women's "Herstory" Month! Welcome to the Scrapbook Americana Group!

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      KCStargazer 10 years ago

      Great Women's resource lens! Thanks for putting it all together. elcome to the Kaleiodoscope Group!