Rural women and their difficulties in everyday life

2020.10.15 775


Rural women play a crucial role in agriculture, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management, and rural enterprises. They have been at the front lines of responding to the pandemic even as their unpaid care and domestic work increased under lockdowns, mobility is restricted, supply chains are disrupted. Rural women are labouring under acutely disadvantageous conditions. Insufficient infrastructure and services in rural areas have been stretched to the limit; rural women’s invaluable care and productive work during the pandemic has burgeoned, in many places without clean and safe water, sanitation and hygiene or healthcare services.

This International Day of Rural Women is a key moment to galvanize action by all stakeholders to support rural women and girls to not only rebuild their lives after COVID-19 but increase their resilience to be better prepared to face future crises.

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At the same time the situation of women in rural area is described through a series of indicators in a Statistical portrait of rural women  .

Video source: Reporter de garda