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October 15: World Rural Women's Day

by: Jill Richardson

Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 06:00:00 AM PDT


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October 15: World Rural Women's Day

Rural women make up more than a quarter of the world population. They hold a key role in food production and contribute to the wellbeing of their families, rural economies, and food security. Some suggested actions:

  • Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional paper about the importance of rural women in our states and around the world for food production and food security
  • Invite women farmers to discuss their lives and struggles
  • Create an award for exceptional local rural women or women's groups
  • Link up with sister organizations for a joint event like a community meal
  • Inform local media, the mayor, city council, and local business associations about what you're doing and why

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