March: Celebrating the Vital Role of Women in Philippine History


Women’s History Month is an annual celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society that takes place in March. We all know how much we enjoy celebrating, even in the most basic of ways. Let’s celebrate women this March by making this month a commemoration of women’s efforts that are often forgotten.

We should honor women since their activities are serious, and without them, they would be unable to cope with their daily struggles. We don’t only doubt their talents since we’re all in the same circumstances.

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Women, as a beacon of hope, devotion, and loyalty, are an inextricable component of our culture. Because a woman forms a family, the family forms a house, and homes form a society, our society would be nearly impossible to function without their contribution. Our society’s foundation is women. A good and healthy society is built by nice and healthy children, and a child’s first and best education is his or her mother’s lap and motherhood. It’s a mother who teaches her child how to speak, behave, and a variety of other skills. Women have made an indisputable contribution to the development of a decent, strong, and healthy nation.

Here are some Vital Roles and Reasons Why We Should Celebrate Women for this Month of March:

  • In every country, women are the primary caregivers for children and the elderly. International studies show that when a society’s economy and political structure change, women take the lead in assisting their families in adjusting to new realities and obstacles. They are likely to be the primary source of outside support and play a key role in facilitating or obstructing family life improvements.
  • Women’s contribution to a society’s transformation from pre-literacy to literacy is indisputable. Basic education is essential for a country’s ability to thrive and meet sustainability goals. Education has been found to improve agricultural output, improve the status of girls and women, reduce population growth rates, improve environmental protection, and elevate the standard of life significantly. Rapidly increasing educational awareness motivates women to leave the confines of their homes.
  • The mother of the family is the one who most commonly encourages both boys and girls to attend and stay in school. Women play a crucial part in the cycle of improvements that leads to long-term capability in the family and community. As a wife, she sacrifices her ambition and personal pressure in order to relieve her husband’s stress, strain, and anxiety while also maintaining calm in the home. Women bear the entire weight of a kid. A woman performs the majority of child-related tasks. She is essentially in charge of the child’s physical and mental development.
  • Women’s participation in decision-making processes is crucial for effective climate action since they have unique expertise and experience, particularly at the local level. According to a 2019 study, increasing women’s representation in national legislatures leads to more stringent climate change policies and fewer emissions. Women’s participation in natural resource management is linked to better resource governance and conservation outcomes at the local level.
  • In general, women are more likely than men to think about their families and communities when making decisions, which is critical for developing the kind of comprehensive solutions that are needed for effective climate action. Indigenous women, in particular, have a wealth of expertise about agriculture, conservation, and natural resource management, making their views invaluable in any decision-making process.

Collaboration between the government and women’s organizations can assist ensure that climate policies are tailored to the needs of women and girls, and that they are effectively implemented. Women’s organizations typically serve as an informal safety net in vulnerable communities, bridging gaps in government services and providing emergency assistance. Building climate resilience at the local level requires empowering such community networks.

A Woman can accomplish anything A Man can do, and she can do it even better.

Gender equality is not just a “women’s issue,” but it impacts both men and women because it is founded in their relationship. To ensure that both women and men are equal, empowered, and dignified, both must adjust their working styles, attitudes, and social conventions.

It started with “what a man can do, a woman can try,” and then it evolved into “what a man can do, a woman can do.” Then, what a guy is capable of, a woman is capable of much more.

Women currently have more rights than any other species living, with more affirmative action legislation, quotas for women, and higher school enrolment, yet they are still struggling for equality in politics. How can women become equal to men if they still believe their fate, uplift, and other aspects of their lives are in the hands of men? Women’s equality is in their hands, not men’s.

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When was Women’s History Month Started?

Women’s History Month was established by Congress in 1987, although its origins may be traced back to suffragists battling for women’s right to vote in the early 20th century.

Why do we celebrate Women’s History Month?

We commemorate Women’s History Month to remember the contributions of women to our culture and society over the years. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the trailblazing women who have paved the path for change in fields ranging from science to politics.

Why Women’s History Month is celebrated on March?

Despite the fact that Women’s History Month is celebrated throughout the month of March, there are some dates that are significant. During Women’s History Month, we honor women’s accomplishments. While it’s essential to commemorate women’s history throughout the year, March is a good time to reflect on the sacrifices made by women to make the world, and our country, a more diverse place.

Why is it important to celebrate Women’s History Month?

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the bravery of earlier generations of women and to recognize how their effort and bravery have led to the opportunities and freedoms that women have today. It’s also a wonderful moment to honor the women in your life who make a difference, such as your mother, grandmother, sister, teacher, boss, or mentor. Who knows if these powerful women in our lives would have succeeded if it hadn’t been for the efforts of previous generations of women.

Written by Jose Cyrille A. Galapate