March is National Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day is on March 8. The first gathering was held in 1911.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and it marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. For despite progress, in 2020 women still make only $0.81 for every dollar a man makes. And the gender gap widens for women of color.
As people of faith, it is important to speak out for the dignity of all women, to lift up women’s accomplishments and to commit ourselves to challenge gender injustice.