International Day of Rural Women 2024 (October 15), Know More About This Day

International Day of Rural Women 2024

The International Day of Rural Women happens every October 15 and is a special day to appreciate the crucial work of rural women worldwide. They play a big part in farming, making food, and developing rural areas. Sadly, their efforts often go unnoticed and aren’t valued enough.

History of International Day of Rural Women

On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly made an important decision (resolution 62/136) recognizing the vital role of rural women in farming and rural development. This aimed to make sure they are valued for their contributions. Then, on October 15, 2008, the first-ever International Day of Rural Women was celebrated, highlighting their significance in global development.

Significance of International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is a global celebration to acknowledge the hard work of these women in producing food for the world. It’s also about making sure they get equal chances to succeed in rural areas. The day acknowledges “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security, and eradicating rural poverty.”

Government Schemes Empowering Rural Women

To support the global recognition of rural women’s importance, many government programs have been put in place to help and encourage them. These programs aim to provide equal opportunities and improve the social and economic status of rural women. Some of these programs are:

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme
  • Working Women Hostel
  • Swadhar Greh
  • Mahila Shakti Kendra
  • One Stop Centre Scheme
  • Women Helpline Scheme
  • Mudra Yojana
  • Nari Shakti Puruskars
  • Pradhan Mantri Mantru Vandana Yojana
  • Ujjawala
  • Balika Samridhhi Yojana
  • Mahila Police Volunteers
  • Bharathiya Mahila Bank Business Loan
  • Scheme For Adolescent Girls
  • Annapurna Scheme
  • Cent Kalyani Scheme
  • Dena Shakti Scheme
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme
  • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
  • Mission Shakti
  • Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana
  • Registration Under Women Development Corporation
  • Stand-Up India
  • STEP

These programs work together to empower rural women, giving them the tools and resources they need to contribute actively to their communities and the country. As we celebrate the International Day of Rural Women, let’s recognize, appreciate, and support these women who play a key role in shaping the future of our societies.

15th October 2024 Special Day

As October 15th gets closer, people look forward to the International Day of Rural Women. This special day is a chance to appreciate the important work of rural women around the world. The date, October 15th, is perfect for recognizing their valuable efforts in farming, making food, and developing rural areas. The early arrival of 2024’s special day brings back appreciation for all that rural women do. It also brings hope that in the year ahead, rural women’s work will get more notice and value.


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