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International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

Womens-History250.jpgMarch is Women's History Month, and March 8th was International Women’s Day.  As part of our month-long celebration, we're highlighting women's health heroes from the past and present.

Every week during March, we are profiling historical and modern activists, as well as young leaders.  Highlighted activists will include those active in key themes we’ll be exploring each week: Reproductive Rights, Violence against Women, HIV/AIDS, and Gender Discrimination. 

Reproductive Rights Champions: Margaret Sanger and Vice Admiral Regina Marcia Benjamin

Ending Violence Against Women: Frances Power Cobbe and Somaly Mam.

Champions in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Mary Fisher, Rae Lewis-Thornton, and Phindile Sithole-Spong.

Gender Discrimination Champions: Elizabeth Blackwell and Malala Yousafzai.

Make sure to check out our student leaders who are working to protect women's heatlh as well!  Click here to read more.

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we launched a Twitter campaign to show Secretary of State John Kerry that Planned Parenthood supports making the health and rights of women and young people a prominent piece of the United States foreign policy agenda.  Check out some of the tweets below, and you can see the full campaign here!