October 15, 2013
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International Day of Rural Women
“Empowering rural women is crucial for ending hunger and poverty. By denying women rights and opportunities, we deny their children and societies a better future. This is why the United Nations recently launched a programme to empower rural women and enhance food security.”
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon
“We must enforce and protect the rights of rural women. When women have access to land, there are improvements in household welfare, agricultural productivity and gender equality.”
UN Women – Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.