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International Day of Rural Women
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

15th of October is the International Day of Rural Women!

Dear friends from MIJARC,
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.

The idea of honoring rural women with a special day was put forward at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. It was suggested that October 15 be celebrated as “World Rural Women’s Day,” which is the eve of World Food Day, to highlight rural women’s role in food production and food security._

What are you doing today to honor rural women in your village/country? Please, share it with us.

To inspire you, here are some facts and figures about Rural Women: