Celebrating International Day of Rural Women.
In recent decades, rural women have been considered as the basis for the development of rural economies especially in developing countries. Yet, rural women still face unequal treatment in terms of multiple unpaid tasks which significantly impact her productivity.
Mother, farmer, housewife and other, diverse roles of rural women in the household today requires deep reflection in order to identify the barriers related to their empowerment and to consider actions to overcome them. This will allow them to have access and the power to control their own productive resources and time and consequently improve their income.
The recent situation of the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated several flaws in social organizations and economies worldwide. While the bigger economies are affected by the crisis, one can imagine what has happened to the rural economy whose survival has been fuelled by the workforce of rural women. It is therefore not surprising that this year’s Theme for International Day of Rural Women is