International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

Date posted: March 8, 2018

Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives“.

Every year the focus is on women’s rights, equality and justice. This year attention is also being drawn to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population and are being left behind in every measure of development.

“Rural women ensure food security for their communities, build climate resilience and strengthen economies. Yet, gender inequalities, such as discriminatory laws and social norms, combined with a fast-changing economic, technological and environmental landscape restrict their full potential, leaving them far behind men and their urban counterparts.”

To learn some facts about rural women around the world, click the image below to view the infographic.

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