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Notable International and National Events for March

March: National Women’s Month
Honors Women as significant agents of change.

March 8: International Women’s Day
Celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide. Recognition of need for empowering women to meet their health and family planning needs as central to realizing greater equality. With access to education, economic opportunity and quality health care, healthier mothers can have healthier babies, economic gains, and help create less pressure on our planet’s natural resources.

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Call to action to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination worldwide.

March 21: International Forest Day
Call for awareness of the importance of forests in protecting air quality, water retention, plants for pharmaceuticals, and habitat for birds and other wildlife – all of which provide a balance for survival of all.

March 22: World Water Day
Calls for awareness of how essential potable water is to the rights of all people in West Virginia and worldwide.

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day
Honors Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez (1927- 1993) who was a nationally respected voice of social justice.