On 15th October 2018, International Day of Rural Women was celebrated all over the world.
i. When: In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly, declared October 15 as International Day of Rural Women. It was first observed in 2008.
ii. Why: This day recognizes the role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in agriculture, rural development, food security and eradicating rural poverty.
iii. Theme: for International Day of Rural Women 2018 is “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.