About Women..... Facts to consider
Join us to advance women --
Move from the past - to the present--
to the future
International Women's Day (March 8) will be a day of remembrance and celebration in honor of women.
Join an on-site topic table - share your ideas, research facts, and solutions on March 8, 2018
This experience will be an opportunity to evaluate and make recommendations on the role of women in this country. Through a discussion of specific issues and ideas, the event will revisit the past history and explore new insights. We will recognize the contributions of women, assess the progress of women, and note the barriers women face -- as well as note recommendations and solutions.
About the past....
In 1977, approximately 2,000 delegates from fifty states and six territories participated in the meeting. It was required to include varied economic, racial, ethnic, religious, and age groups. The conference was organized after a 1975 United Nations conference in Mexico City celebrating the "International Year of the Woman," which was later extended to an "International Decade for Women." President Gerald R. Ford had established early in 1975 a thirty-five-member National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year to make recommendations to promote equality between men and women. Congressional action came at the same time with Public Law 94-167, which was introduced by United States Congresswomen Bella S. Abzug and Patsy Mink and called for the commission to organize and convene a national women's conference in 1977. In 2017, we will revisit their success and re-energize the agenda to advance women today.