The United Nations first declared March 8 to be International Women’s Day in 1975. It is an occasion to celebrate women’s contributions to society and to raise awareness of the issues and obstacles that women continue to face.
March is also Women’s History Month, an opportunity to reflect on and emphasize the role women have played in shaping history around the world.The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The 2019 Women’s History Month theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”
- March 2, 2019
“Global Mentoring Walk”: The U.S. Embassy’s American Center, in partnership with GISR Institution for Survey Research is holding the Global Mentoring Walk (GMW) 2019, parallel to the Maker Faire event. The theme is “Women in Development,” in which distinguished leaders in community development organizations will mentor emerging women leaders who intend to work in the development field and civil society organizations.
- March 8, 2019
“She Can Cairo”: The U.S. Embassy continue to contribute to Egypt’s economic prosperity by directly connect young Egyptian female entrepreneurs with mentors, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events and helping women become aware of entrepreneurship ecosystem players, opportunities and capital sources.