Eron stands among her flourishing crops in Uganda

International Day of Rural Women

Today, 15 October, we celebrate International Day for Rural Women.

Rural women make up a quarter of the world’s population. They grow much of our food, strengthen economies and build climate resilience. Yet, on almost every measure of development, because of gender inequalities and discrimination, they fare worse than rural men or urban women.

Take our rural women quiz to find out more.