Informed Women Month, celebrated in April, aims to build a world that breaks the stereotypes and empowers women to realize their self-worth. Imagine a world in which women have their free will, they get quality education and proper health facilities just like men — that’s what this day strives to achieve. Women have always been the leading light since the beginning and they deserve equal rights as that of the opposite genders. This April, let’s praise the strong women for staying educated and informed about their interests and letting them learn things they always wanted to learn.
History of Informed Women Month
Informed Women Month is associated with women’s empowerment and appreciating the role of women in society. The history of this month traces its roots back to 1908. The story starts with the incident in which 15,000 women in New York marched through the streets. This protest was to ask for better pay, suitable working hours, the right to vote, and other basic rights for women.
These efforts bore fruit and one year later, a socialist party of America proclaimed to celebrate Women’s Day on February 28, at a national level. A woman named Clara Zetkin proposed the celebration of this day on an international level in 1910 at the International Conference of Women in Copenhagen. She proposed that there should be a dedicated day for women all over the world. The day would call for celebration and fighting for the rights of women. All the women at the conference from 17 countries representing different women’s clubs and socialist parties agreed with her idea.
International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time on April 19, 1911, in many countries, including Austria and Denmark. Different parties and clubs organized campaigns asking for the rights of women. Their motto was that “women should be allowed to stay informed, educated and work in an office without discrimination.” Over one million people participated in this event — also including many men. This boosted the confidence of women and encouraged them to achieve what they’ve always wanted.
Keeping in mind the fact that Informed Woman Month is directly linked with women’s empowerment to make them able to learn different things and explore the world on their own. The efforts made in 1911 paved the way for the celebration of women’s empowerment, which led to Informed Woman Month. In 1975, the United Nations celebrated Women’s Day in April to plan a better future for women in all aspects and praise the efforts made by women for their rights in the past.
Therefore, other than International Women’s Day, to appreciate the efforts of women and letting them enjoy their will, in new calendars, April is regarded as Informed Woman Month. This month highlights the importance of an informed woman in society, who can fight against patriarchy and discrimination against women. Although women are seen in every field and excelling equally with men today, there are some occurrences of past discrimination. Therefore, we celebrate this holiday annually hoping to progress in society with each passing year.
Informed Women Month timeline
Fire breaks out in a New York City factory, which causes the death of 140 women and draws attention to basic rights and suitable working conditions for women.
The United Nations accepts the resolution for observing Women's Day internationally.
Governments of various countries sign a historic agreement pledging to deal with the issues of women's health, education, and poverty.
Many platforms are developed to provide them with opportunities to learn whatever they want.
Informed Women Month FAQs
Is April Women's History Month?
From 1988 to 1994, the members of Congress made many requests asking the President to regard April as Women’s history month. Since 1988, April has been regarded as Women’s History Month, and later, April 8 was declared International Women’s Way.
What is Women's Month in South Africa?
In South Africa, August 9 is regarded as Women’s Month and is celebrated to praise the women for their resilience and contribution to the development of the country.
Why is Women's Month in April?
In 1980, Jimmy Carter declared the week of April 8 as National Women’s History Week, but after six years, the celebration of the event was expanded to the entire month of April.
How to Observe Informed Women Month
Recognize the achievements of women
Celebrate the achievements of strong women who have strived for their rights and award them to boost their confidence. This will encourage them to take an active part in social activities and strengthen their position in society.
During this month, people can arrange different seminars and conferences to raise awareness about the role of women in building society. Encourage them to flourish and explore the world on their own.
Provide the opportunity to learn new things
Devise programs in educational institutions that prompt girls and women to learn new things and stay informed about what is going on in the world. We can encourage women to enter male occupations, as this will solve the problem of women being underemployed. This can also be done by providing funds to female students of underprivileged areas.
5 Interesting Facts About Women That Everyone Should Know
Women's Month has a theme every year
The theme for 2021 was ‘Refusing to be silenced,’ which is associated with refusing to stay silent against brutality and oppression.
Granting women voting rights
The first territory that granted women the right to cast a vote was the territory of Wyoming.
Women's Day along with Mother’s Day
Many countries such as Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, and Serbia celebrate Women's Day and Mother’s Day on the same date.
In the modern era, women's rights have evolved with a concept of feminism that asks for equality of women with men in all aspects, including legal and reproductive rights as well.
The importance of education
The more educated women are, the more the economic and moral growth of a country will flourish — women are the nationbuilders.
Why Informed Women Month is Important
It eradicates gender biases
Women are powerful and indomitable creatures. This day raises self-awareness in women to make them (and everyone) believe that they are wonderful creations and cannot be oppressed by gender parity. This realization is helping remove sexual assaults and molestation of women.
Women can fulfill their dreams
The day is commemorated to let women chase their dreams and enjoy their lives. It is believed that child marriages perish the lives of many women. So, this day is celebrated to make them believe they can still achieve their goals. Informed Woman Month is celebrated to let women know they are provided with free will to do things that make them happy.
She can do what she loves
Women love to celebrate this holiday because it can be spent visiting a spa, painting portraits, or going to the beachside. It’s a perfect day to spoil a woman in your life!
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