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International Day of Rural Women
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International Day of Rural Women

This year, the theme for International Day of Rural Women is 'Building rural women's resilience in the wake of COVID-19' to create awareness of rural women's struggles, their needs, and their critical and key role in our society.

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. The Day recognises “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”  In less economically developed countries, gender inequality dictates many women to play a vital role in the rural economy. Women are often involved in essential activities such as; crop production, livestock care, providing food and water for their families and many more vital tasks that often go unnoticed.

Click here for more information about the day. 

Image Credit: Joanathan Banks taken at DelAgua's Rwandan Project

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 14.10.2020

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