Virtual proclamation signing held for Women’s History Month

Virtual commemoration of Women's History Month (FB photo)

A virtual proclamation signing was held Friday to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero led the virtual proclamation.

The event started with Jayne Flores, the director of the Guam Bureau of Women’s Affairs and the governor delivering their remarks.

Flores said this year’s celebration of Women’s History Month is more meaningful, with Kamala Harris presiding as the first female vice president of the United States, 101 years after women won the right to vote.

In her opening remarks, the governor acknowledged the significant impact that the pandemic has had on women and commended the advancements of community organizations led by Guam’s women.

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“I think the 2021 celebration is very important, as it has come behind the heels of our pandemic… and together we see the strength of women and trying to get adjusted to what is happening,” Leon Guerrero said.

Even after Women’s History Month ends, local women leaders say they will continue to impact our island, by uplifting and empowering women locally and internationally.