The first time International Day Of Rural Women came into being was in 2007, when the UN General Assembly felt that rural women must be honored and celebrated for their playing such a huge role in the food system. It was on December 17th 2007 that it was decided that International Day Of Rural Women should be celebrated on 15th October every year. The aim behind celebrating such a day according to UN was to comprehend “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty”
Rural women ensure food security for their communities, build climate resilience and strengthen economies. Yet, gender inequalities, such as discriminatory laws and social norms, combined with a fast-changing economic, technological and environmental landscape restrict their full potential, leaving them far behind men and their urban counterparts.
International Day Of Rural Women 2021 Theme
“Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”
Happy International Day of Rural Women.
Today we celebrate rural women. When they rise, we all rise.
Happy Rural Women’s Day to all of the amazing women in agriculture!
Today is the International Day of Rural Women recognising that rural women are a force that can drive global progress!
Today is the International Day of Rural Women! We will be commemorating our unsung heroes of resilient communities and custodians of natural resources.
Shout-out to the amazing women who help nourish our people, support our communities, grow our economy, and protect and enhance our environment.
Today is the International Day of Rural Women! Let’s recognize their invaluable contribution to agricultural production, Food Security, land and natural resource management, and building,THANKS
Today thank Rural Women for their valued contribution to our ecosystem and industry, ensuring food security for their communities and strengthening economies around the world.
Today is the International Day of Rural Women.
It recognises rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.
A big THANK YOU to rural women everywhere!
Happy International Rural Womens Day to all our members working in rural communities and to all women in rural areas. Their contribution needs to be valued every day.
“The world needs strong women who will lift and build others. Who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce; women of indomitable will.” –Amy Tenney
“To change the lives of women and to achieve our goals as a nation, we must also ensure that women participate fully in every sphere of the economic and political life of our country” Nelson Mandela
It’s International Day of Rural Women! A day to celebrate the incredible women in our communities. From production of crops to processing, preparing and distributing foods, women’s labour – paid and unpaid – feeds their families, communities and the world.
Dear rural women,
We see you changing the world every day.
We see you growing the food that feeds your nations.
We see you bringing great change to your communities.
We see you working to give the world a sustainable future.
And we stand with you.
On the important occasion of International Day of Rural Women, I urge upon the world community accord top priority to empowerment of women and make it a global agenda and encourage more women to embark on the path of entrepreneurship and self reliance.
Women with disabilities
Women working at home
All women in rural areas
Today, we celebrate you and all your contributions to making the world brighter every day