International Day of Rural Women 2022

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International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15 October every year.

Important facts

  • This day is dedicated to lakhs of women who live in remote rural areas.

  • This day is celebrated to celebrate and make people aware of their achievements and contribution towards rural development and agriculture.

  • The day focuses on gender equality and women empowerment in rural areas.

  • These women include women from rural areas who contribute to the production of food and building agriculture and rural development around the world.

  • This day reminds us that the world cannot be progressive if rural society is neglected.

  • The theme for International Day of Rural Women 2022 - "Rural Women, key for a world free from hunger and poverty."

Background of the Day

  • The United Nations has been working since 1945 in the direction of maintaining peace and friendship in all the countries of the world.

  • In the year 1995, the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, China.

  • The main topic of discussion in this was women empowerment.

  • On 18 December 2007, the United Nations announced that 15 October would be observed annually around the world as the International Day of Rural Women.

  • Since then this day is celebrated globally.

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