March is an important month for all Women. Even our law says so

Mar 16, 2021 0 comments


And just like that, it’s already March! It feels like it was just yesterday when we all said goodbye and good riddance to 2020, and now, we’re in the last month of the first quarter of 2021. March also happens to be a significant month, especially for women all around the world. Wondering why? March happens to be Women’s Month! 


Not many people know that here in the Philippines, there is actually a Women’s Day, a Women’s Week, and a Women’s Month. But just in case anyone thinks that these three are only products of the feminists on the internet, that isn’t quite the case. They actually have a legal basis. 


Women’s Day 


March 8 is the designated date for International Women’s Day ever since 1913 and was made formal by the United Nations in 1975. Following their footsteps, Republic Act 6949 was passed by our government in 1990, declaring the eighth of March of every year as the National Women’s Month. So yes, it’s an actual law here in the Philippines. 


In addition, former President Corazon Aquino signed Proclamation No. 224 that declares March 8, 1988, and every year after that as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day. 


Women’s Week 


Not many people know that there’s also an official Women’s Week here in our country. The same proclamation we just mentioned also declared the first week of March of every year as Women’s Week. 


Women’s Month


While March is generally known as Women’s Month, it’s complete term is Women’s Role in History Month. In March 1988, the House of Representatives designated the month as such under Resolution No. 20. This was followed by Corazon Aquino’s Proclamation No. 227, which provides for the observance of Women’s Role in History Month all over the country. 


In the Philippines, women also make up half of the population, which makes National Women’s Month all the more important and special.


How did you observe Women’s Day, Women’s Week, and Women’s Month this year? Let us know in the comments! And to all women out there, Happy Women’s Month to all you beautiful, empowered, and badass ladies! 


━━ Written By  Bella Javier


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