Event Type: Observances
Event Name: International Day of Rural Women
Event Description: The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, recognizes "the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty."
UN Sponsor: United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Event URL: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/
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