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International Day of Rural women observed on 15 October

Oct 15, 2013 11:34 IST

International Day of Rural women15 October 2013: International Day of Rural women

International Day of Rural women was observed on 15 October 2013 across the world to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

The Day recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.

This International Day of Rural women, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008 by the United Nations.
 
Significance of Rural woman

• Rural women play a critical role in the rural economies of developed and developing countries.

• In most parts of the developing world they participate in crop production and livestock care, provide food, water and fuel for their families, and engage in off-farm activities to diversify their families’ livelihoods.

• Additionally, they carry out vital functions in caring for children, older persons and the sick.

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