Happy Women's History Month!

March is Women’s History Month!  The purpose of Women’s History Month is twofold.  First, it is to honor the legacy of women who have made an impact.  Second, it is to address the needs of women across the world.  The idea is that by honoring the strives that women have made and by highlighting the work that still needs to be done, the status of women throughout the world will be elevated.  This is a cause that we all can recognize the importance of.

Each year, a theme is chosen.  The theme for 2012 is “Women’s Education-Women’s Empowerment.”  The basis for this year’s theme is a famous African Proverb which states that if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.  As mothers, women are their children’s first teacher.  Ensuring that all women have access to educational opportunities is in essence, empowering them.  Empowering them to safeguard their rights, the rights of their families and giving them the opportunity to live meaningful, healthy lives.  Education is a fundamental right, not a privilege.
Happy Women’s History Month!

Ciji Dodds
Miss International 2011


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