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National Women Support Women Day – December 1, 2022

National Women Support Women Day is celebrated on December 1 every year. This day allows us all to join together and build upon previous generations’ hard work and determination. “Women for women” is a powerful cliché, but this day is an opportunity that should not be missed. Whether you believe in having a day to focus on only women in the world or that gender should have no limits, you should use this day and make the most of it. If you want to help other women in your life, use this day to let them know you’ll be there for them even when others don’t.

History of National Women Support Women Day

For many years, far too many women have lived alone their entire lives, and this means they were left to fend for themselves. This day was created to remind women that they are not alone in their struggles and that they have the support of other women.

December 1 has long been recognized as an important day for women to celebrate themselves and each other in the U.S. The first observance of International Women’s Day occurred on February 28, 1909, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours and better pay. In 1911, they marched again and demanded voting rights and an end to violence against women. Today, women still march in cities worldwide each year to fight for equality, justice, and peace for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or gender identity.

The United Nations General Assembly began celebrating March 8 as International Women’s Day in 1975. Furthermore, it became an official holiday celebrated in almost 100 countries worldwide in 2014. In 2018, National Women Support Women Day was created by Amy O’Donnell because she wanted to create an annual event that would pay tribute to influential women for their accomplishments in the arts, politics, business, and other fields. It was chosen to coincide with National Woman’s Day, observed since February 28, 1909.

National Women Support Women Day timeline

1909
Women Demand Their Rights

On February 28, 15,000 women march through New York City, demanding shorter hours and better pay.

1975
The United Nations Celebrates Women

The United Nations General Assembly begins to celebrate International Women's Day.

2014
International Women's Day Becomes an Official Holiday

International Women's Day is celebrated as an official holiday in almost 100 countries worldwide.

2018
National Women Support Women Day is Created

O'Donnell creates the holiday to honor influential women for their achievements in the arts, politics, business, and other fields.

National Women Support Women Day FAQs

Why should women help other women?

Women, intelligent and intuitive, can do so much daily that it is inspiring to see what we may accomplish as a society if we work together. It is fulfilling and precious to help another woman recognize her value.

What stirred up the women's rights movement?

In the U.S., women were almost permanently barred from voting from the country’s inception. Only until women began to object to this restriction was their exclusion made apparent. During the anti-slavery struggle in the early nineteenth century, the campaign for women’s suffrage began.

What color represents women?

Purple is a color that is associated with females all across the world. The colors purple, green, and white have long been associated with women’s equality, dating back to the Women’s Social and Political Union.

How to Observe National Women Support Women Day

  1. Donate to the cause

    Donate to a women's nonprofit organization in your area. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will surely make a difference.

  2. Give out a bouquet

    Give a bouquet or any other gift to a woman who has been kind to you or has helped you. This act of kindness demonstrates your support and appreciation for the women in your life.

  3. Write some words of appreciation

    Make sure that you acknowledge the achievements of women in your life, such as mothers, sisters, and friends. Take time out from your busy schedule on this day to make her feel special, even if it's just through social media posts or phone calls (or even emails).

5 Facts Worth Knowing About The U.S. Women's Rights Movement

  1. Women attempting to vote was illegal

    Susan B. Anthony, who campaigned for women's right to vote in the United States in the 19th century, was fined $100 after attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

  2. The first wave of demands for suffrage

    The first wave of organized protests began when women gathered outside the Seneca Falls Convention in New York State.

  3. Women win the fight to vote

    Women won the right to vote in 1920, thanks to a constitutional amendment ratified by Congress and 38 states.

  4. Abolitionist roots

    Because of its abolitionist roots, the early women's rights movement was limited to the northern states, and slaveholders in the South derided the women's rights movement at the time, calling it "a manifestation of northern degeneracy."

  5. Rising female literacy

    Rising female literacy rates in northern states were fundamental to the movement as they enabled rebellious individuals to express themselves and communicate with others on a large scale.

Why National Women Support Women Day is Important

  1. It supports women's empowerment

    This day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about women's issues, such as violence against women, discrimination against women, and sexual harassment in the workplace. It also allows us to express our solidarity with them by supporting them financially or morally.

  2. It celebrates women's achievements

    We often forget that women have made substantial progress in various fields, like science and politics. We must celebrate their achievements by recognizing their contributions to making our society better than ever!

  3. It is a perfect time to express solidarity

    On this day, women stand together and celebrate their achievements, showing gratitude to one another. This puts an end to the misogynistic ideology that women are jealous and envious of each other. Now, it is the time for women to lift, empower, and encourage each other in the face of adversity.

National Women Support Women Day dates

YearDateDay
2022December 1Thursday
2023December 1Friday
2024December 1Sunday
2025December 1Monday
2026December 1Tuesday

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