Humanities › History & Culture Celebrate Women's History Month Some ideas for honoring women's history Share Flipboard Email Print Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Obama and Cathy McMorris Rodgers honor women veterans and retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Wilma Vaught during a Women's History Month reception. Drew Angerer/Getty Images History & Culture Women's History History Of Feminism Important Figures Key Events Women's Suffrage Women & War Laws & Womens Rights Feminism & Pop Culture Feminist Texts American History African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Genealogy Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century View More By Jone Johnson Lewis Women's History Writer B.A., Mundelein College M.Div., Meadville/Lombard Theological School Jone Johnson Lewis is a women's history writer who has been involved with the women's movement since the late 1960s. She is a former faculty member of the Humanist Institute. our editorial process Jone Johnson Lewis Updated February 28, 2019 The United States celebrates Women's History Month in March and the entire world commemorates International Women's Day on the 8th of the month. These celebrations provide perfect opportunities to honor the women in your life, learn about the remarkable female leaders throughout history, and share the importance of women in society with younger generations of boys and girls. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate. Biographies Do you have a daughter, niece, granddaughter, or another girl in your life? Give her a biography of a woman who accomplished important goals in her life. If you can match the woman to the girl's interests, all the better. (If you don't know her interests, celebrate the month by getting to know them.) Do the same for a son, nephew, grandson, or other boy or young man in your life. Boys need to read about women of accomplishment too! Don't do a hard sell, though. Most boys will read about women—fictional or real—if you don't make it a big deal. The earlier you start, of course, the better. If he just won't take to a book about a woman, then pick a biography of a man who supported women's rights. The Library More on books: donate to your local public or school library enough money to buy a book, and direct them to pick one focused on women's history. Spread the Word Casually drop into conversation, a few times this month, something about a woman you admire. If you need some ideas or more information first, use our Women's History Guide to search for ideas. Print out copies of the Proclamation of Women's History Month and post it on a public bulletin board at your school, office, or even the grocery store. Write a Letter Buy some stamps commemorating notable women, and then send a couple of those letters you've been meaning to write to old friends. Or new ones. Get Involved Look for an organization that works in the present for an issue that you think is important. Don't just be a paper member—commemorate all the women who've helped make the world better by becoming one of them. Travel Plan a trip to a site honoring women's history. Do It Again Think ahead to next year's Women's History Month. Plan to offer an article to your organization's newsletter, volunteer to initiate a project, or plan ahead to give a speech at your organization's March meeting.