15 October International Day of Rural Women

Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. But limited access to credit, health care and education are among the many challenges they face, which are further aggravated by the global food and economic crises and climate change. Empowering them is key not only to the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also to overall economic productivity, given women’s large presence in the agricultural workforce worldwide. See more about the role of women in rural development, food production and poverty eradication by clicking here.


Arranged Marriages in the United States?

To read about arranged child marriages in the United States please click here to access a recent New York Times editorial.