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

 

Details

  • It focuses on gender equality and women empowerment in rural areas.
  • It is to celebrate and highlight their achievements and contributions towards rural development and agriculture.
  • The theme for International Day of Rural Women 2022 is “Rural Women, key for a world free from hunger and poverty”.

 

History

  • In the year 1995, the Fourth World Conference on Women was conducted in Beijing, China, and the main topic of discussion was the empowerment of women.
  • It was when the UN suggested that 15 October could be observed as International Day of Rural Women to appreciate the contribution of rural women in agriculture, food production, and food safety.
  • It was on 18th December, 2007 when the UN declared that October 15 would be observed annually as International Day of Rural Women worldwide.