A statement from the Department of Women of the City Council of Cieza recalls that the first International Day of Rural Women was celebrated on October 15, 2008.
It was established by the General Assembly in its Resolution 62/136 dated December 18, 2007 It recognizes "the decisive role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in promoting agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.""Rural women represent more than a third of the world's population and 43 percent of the agricultural workforce.
They till the land and plant the seeds that feed entire nations.
In addition, they ensure the food security of their populations and help prepare to their communities in the face of climate change.
""However, as UN Women points out, it is women who disproportionately suffer from the multiple aspects of poverty and despite being as productive and good managers as their male counterparts, they do not have the same access to land, credit, High-value agricultural materials, markets or chains of cultivated products.
They also do not enjoy equitable access to public services, such as education and healthcare, or infrastructure, such as water and sanitation.
"For this reason, the aforementioned resolution asks the member states, in collaboration with the United Nations organizations and civil society, to continue their efforts to apply the results of the United Nations conferences and summits, and to assign greater importance of improving the situation of rural women in their national, regional and global development strategies.For this reason, the City Council of Cieza, through the Department of Women and Equal Opportunities, wishes to highlight the role of rural women in the municipality where they have so much weight, "that these inequalities are less and less, in addition to continuing to work for that such situations do not occur in our municipality.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza