International Day of Rural Women: Resources to celebrate the Day

    | September 23, 2013

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    October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women. It provides a chance for communities to assess how fifty per cent of their members are treated.

    Every year, WWSF distributes an open letter to inspire women to stand up for their rights. This year’s theme is Claim your Right to Dignity and Education. You can read the letter at this link:

    There is a poster available, which you can use to highlight local activities to celebrate the Day. It is available for download here:

    The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 4-15, 2013. Under the main theme, Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, Member States and international NGOs debated the position of women in society. There is a full report of the proceedings online, including several archived webinars and statements from Member States and NGOs. You can access a wealth of information via this link: