On October 15th, International Day of Rural Women is celebrated all over the world. This day is dedicated to the millions of women living in villages, to recognize and celebrate their achievements and contributions to agricultural activities, as well as to better understand the difficulties they are facing.
The idea of empowering women was first proposed in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Since World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th, it was decided that International Day of Rural Women would be celebrated on October 15th. On December 18th, 2007, the UN General Assembly officially declared October 15th as International Day of Rural Women. Since then, the event is celebrated in many countries each year.
Here are some interesting facts related to UN Women:
- They collaborated with Ogilvy & Mathe to create a series of commercials that exposed the pervasiveness of sexism on the internet.
- They help 1 million women have safe pregnancies each month.
- They coordinate and hold the annual International Day of Rural Women.
- Celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Emma Watson have been awarded the title of “Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women”.
How to take part
Not everyone knows about this holiday, so to help spread awareness, share information about it on your social networks. On this day, discussions and debates are held about the empowerment of women. Look for TV or radio programs related to the holiday and make sure to tune in or attend them to gain further knowledge.
When is International Day of Rural Women celebrated in 2023?
International Day of Rural Women is observed on October 15 each year.