The United Nations International Day for Rural Women was commemorated on 15th October 2012 designated through the General Assembly’s Resolution/62/136 on December 18th 2007.

As the world celebrates the International Day for Rural women, FEMNET would like to share the written statement from the African Women Caucus at the 56th session on the Commission on the Status of Women, an excerpt of the full document. The theme of the 56th session was “The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.”

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