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Women’s Role in History Month – February 2024

Women’s Role in History Month, a.k.a. National Women’s Month, is observed every year throughout the month of March. The month was declared by President Corazon C. Aquino. It is an initiative to highlight the important achievements and contributions of women, while also discussing issues that affect women such as women’s empowerment and gender equality. It is channeled towards taking concrete actions that can improve the plight of women in the Philippines.

History of Women’s Role in History Month

Women’s Role in History Month was declared by Proclamation No. 227 Series of 1988. Signed by President Corazon C. Aquino on March 17, 1988, the proclamation states, “Whereas, the House of Representatives has designated under Resolution No. 20 the month of March, 1988 and every month of March thereafter as “Women’s Role in History Month”…Whereas, Filipino women of every class, ethnic, and religious background served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement, not only to secure their own right of suffrage and equal opportunity but also to create a more fair and just society for all; Whereas, it would be fair and fitting that those contributions of the Filipino women be given due recognition;

…Now, Therefore, I, Corazon C. Aquino, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby call upon the people of the Philippines to observe the month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Towards this end, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women is hereby designated as the Secretariat to coordinate its nationwide observance.”

Prior to this, the first week of March had also been designated as Women’s Week through Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988.

Women’s Role in History Month timeline

The I.W.D. is Created

The United Nations observes International Women's Day for the first time.

The First Female President

Maria Corazon C. Aquino becomes the first female president of the Philippines.

Women's Role in History Month

Women's Role in History Month is declared by President Corazon C. Aquino.

The Second Female President

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo becomes the second female president of the Philippines.


What are popular gifts for 50-year-old women?

When women reach this age, they begin to yearn for and fully appreciate luxurious relaxation and the finer things in life. This is why some of the most popular gifts for 50-year-old women include items like bathtub caddies, comforting slippers, stylish watches, and stress-relieving back and shoulder massagers.

How do I choose great gifts for a 50-year-old woman?

Fifty is an age when a woman truly knows herself. She’s firm in what her likes and dislikes are and she’s confident in who she is. When buying gifts for a 50-year-old woman, reflect on what it is that she loves. Does she always wear elegant jewelry? Is taking care of her physical appearance important to her? Or is lounging around with a glass of wine and a good book her favorite activity? Once you answer this question, you’ll know exactly what type of gifts to look for.

What are birthday gift ideas for a 50-year-old woman?

Fifty is a milestone birthday in any woman’s life, and it’s important to get a gift that she’s going to love. No pressure! But it’s not as daunting as it sounds — personalized birthday gift ideas for a 50-year-old woman are the way to go! It demonstrates the amount of time, effort, and thought you put into her gift, and it’s one she’ll cherish.

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