On October 15th, International Day of Rural Women is celebrated all over the world. The day is dedicated to millions of women living in villages. On the occasion of the holiday, it is customary to celebrate the achievements and contribution of women to the development of agricultural activities. This day helps to understand the difficulties faced by women who live in villages. The holiday celebrates their hard work and contribution to agriculture and the development of rural communities.
In 1995, in the Chinese city of Beijing, during the Fourth World Conference on Women, they put forward the idea of empowering women. Because October 16th is World Food Day, International Day of Rural Women was celebrated on October 15th.
On December 18, 2007, during the UN General Assembly, it was announced that now every year, on October 15, International Day of Rural Women will be held. Since then, this event has been held in many countries around the world, celebrating the achievements of women in agricultural activities.
In honor of this holiday, let’s recall some Interesting facts related to UN Women:
- collaborated with Ogilvy & Mathe to create a series of commercials to expose the pervasiveness of sexism on the internet;
- help 1 million women have safe pregnancies each month;
- the organization is leading in coordinating and holding the annual International Day of Rural Women;
- Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson and other celebrities were awarded the title of “Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women”.
How to celebrate
Many do not know about the existence of this holiday, so spread more information about it on your social networks, share it with your friends. On this day, debates and discussions are held about the empowerment of women. Find out on which TV or radio program such a program will take place, visit it or listen to it at home for your own development.
When is International Day of Rural Women celebrated in 2022?
International Day of Rural Women is observed on October 15 each year.