At The Little Market, our mission is to support dignified job opportunities for individuals in marginalized communities all over the world. By ethically sourcing and purchasing artisan-made goods, we support sustainable income opportunities to help break the cycle of poverty and create a brighter future. A core part of our mission is to raise awareness for women’s rights. All month long, we are recognizing Women’s History Month.
Women’s History Month is a time dedicated to honoring women’s achievements and contributions to history and society. What began as Women’s History Week in alignment with International Women’s Day on March 8th has evolved into a month-long movement celebrated in the United States and in several other countries, including Canada and Australia. We are so thankful for the strong women who have paved the path for us and for every woman’s contributions to a more just world with equal rights for everyone, regardless of background.
The National Women’s History Alliance has declared this year’s theme as Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence to recognize the women who have implemented and advocated for nonviolent efforts to better our society. Throughout history, women have found resolutions to problems through peaceful means of communication, helping to establish justice and respect. Women have spearheaded prominent movements, from advocating for women’s rights to speaking up for the right to vote to challenging human rights injustices.
How We Can Help
We can each do our part to honor the women in our lives every day. Here are some ideas below to get started!
- Support women-led organizations.
- Mentor a young girl in your community.
- Advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.
- Share your stories and listen to other women’s stories.
- Encourage your friends and be a voice for fellow women.
- Say thank you to the women who have inspired you and mentored you.
Who is an inspiring woman in your life? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram, @thelittlemarket!
National Women’s History Museum – Women’s History Month
National Women’s History Alliance – The National Women’s History Theme for 2019 – Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence
Romper – When is Women’s History Month 2019? This Year’s Theme is Especially Meaningful