International Rural Women’s Day
On October 15, the world society celebrates the International Day of Rural Women. This event is dedicated to the women whose daily work is vital to agriculture and urban communities. The idea of celebrating Rural Women’s Day was first announced in 1995 at the IV UN Women’s Conference in Beijing. The holiday is designed to emphasize the multifaceted importance of rural women in society.
According to UN data, more than 25% of the world’s population are rural women. They produce more than half of the world’s food supply, provide residents of their own country and foreign countries with healthy food products. At the same time, due to gender inequality, it is women who make up a larger share of the world’s poor population.
The hard work of women was noted in Ukraine as well. In 2001, the All-Ukrainian public organization “Union of Rural Women of Ukraine” was founded.