Question: International Day of Rural women is observed on-
- International Day of Rural women is observed on 15 October every year since 2008.
- This day recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in augmenting agricultural and rural development, enhancing food security and eradicating rural poverty.
- This year theme for the day was “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.
- Despite progress on some fronts, gender inequalities remain pervasive in every dimension of sustainable development; and in many areas, progress is too slow to achieve the SDGs by 2030.