Celebrate National Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month. Each year, in honor of National Women’s History Month, March is filled with workshops and conferences that highlight the accomplishments of women in various facets of life such as science, literature, government, and medicine.

The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) sets the theme and coordinates the observance activities for National Women’s History Month throughout our nation.  Often, women of color are overlooked in mainstream approaches to our nation’s history. The National Women’s History Project champions their accomplishments and leads the effort to write women back into history. It has been reported that the Women’s History Month programs and events often have had wide-ranging effects not simply on individuals but also on our nation as whole.

With an emphasis on positive role models and the importance of women from all backgrounds, the NWHP has developed a nationwide constituency of individuals and organizations that understand the critical link between knowing about historical women and making a positive difference in today’s world.  It is believed by many researchers and others that recognition of the accomplishments of women has a notable impact on the development of self-esteem for girls and young women.

For further information about National Women’s History Month related activities or the National Women’s History Project, please see NWHP’s web site, http://www.nwhp.org.

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