October 15 – International Day of Rural Women! Congratulations!

Dear friends of ours! Dear rural women

Kazakhstan and the world! We cordially congratulate you all on the International Day of Rural Women!

So, below is a little information about this event. Read!

October 15 – International Day of Rural Women. Commemorative date of the UN, established by the UN General Assembly resolution in 2007. The idea of holding it was proposed in 1995 in Beijing at the 4th UN World Women ‘s Conference.

Today, rural women make up more than a quarter of the world ‘s population and play a leading role in food production and rural development and stability.

And in 2007, the holiday was officially approved by the UN General Assembly, which, in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognized “the critical role of rural women, including indigenous women, and their contribution to accelerating agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”
How to celebrate this day is entirely decided by the organizations and communities concerned. But every year, all events are conducted under the auspices of a slogan that is relevant to rural women, whether it be access to credit, information and communication technologies, education or clean water.

We are the organizers of the Forum of Rural Women of Kazakhstan! And it is today – October 15, 2019 in Petropavlovsk the Forum of rural women of North Kazakhstan region is held!

You can find out about this holiday from a number of sources, for example: https://www.calend.ru/holidays/0/0/2498/

You can find the following information on the website of UN-Women https://eca.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/rural-women-day

In 2017 we congratulated rural women of Kazakhstan on this holiday for the first time on our website and announced the Forum of Rural Women of Kazakhstan for the first time

Then we could only dream about it! But as they say, Dream and act!
In 2018, on November 8-9, we held the First Forum of Rural Women. And it was a huge event! We have published more than 100 publications on the website under the special heading “Forum of rural women.” And this year we have become the main organizers of 14 forums of rural women in all regions of Kazakhstan!

The forums become a platform for the achievement of a number of SDG-2030 goals and indicators aimed at ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture and are in line with the special project “Auyl – el besygy,” approved by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

All Forums were held with the support of the National Commission on Women ‘s Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and recommendations were made to hold it on a permanent basis, including in the regions The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is co-organizing the Forum for the second year Partners of the Forum are a number of international organizations, and these are, first of all, the International Coca-Cola Foundation, the Office of OSCE Programs in Nur Sultan, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, as well as the Fund for Financial Support of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan

One of the results of the Forum was the creation of a special organization – Agricultural Union of Women of Kazakhstan. And for its information support also created and operates the website https://agrowomen.org

The second forum of rural women of Kazakhstan will be held on November 7-8, 2019 and will bring together about 300 people – delegates from all regions of Kazakhstan, speakers and guests. The book “100 success stories of rural women” will be presented at the Forum We prepare a rich Program and format

And in general, it is our contribution to the achievement of one of the important Goals of the Global Agenda for Transforming Our World to 2030 – SDG 5 “Achieving Gender Equality

Author: Lyazat Askarova






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