LAHORE: Rural woman is working at Bricks Kiln factory at Bata Pur area to support her family as World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.
LAHORE: Rural woman is working at Bricks Kiln factory at Bata Pur area to support her family as World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.

This year on International Day of Rural Women (15 October), we’re celebrating the vital role that rural women play in climate action with a spotlight on “Rural women and girls building resilience” theme.

As the world faces an increasingly critical need to address climate change, the important impact that rural women and girls have on building resilience is undeniable.

It will take not only leaders, but whole populations to make the changes for a carbon-neutral world.

ISLAMABAD: A rural woman carrying water cans on their head on way at I-9 Sector as World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.
LAHORE: Rural women are working in the field at Bata Pur area to support their family as the World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.
LAHORE: Rural women are on their way carrying bundles of grass at Bata Pur area as the World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.
LAHORE: Rural woman is working at Bricks Kiln factory at Bata Pur area to support her family as World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.
LAHORE: A Rural woman is busy inputting cow dung patties on the wall at Bata Pur area as the World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.
LAHORE: A Rural woman is busy in preparing the traditional clay stove for cooking in her home in the Bata Pur area as the World is commemorating the International Day of Rural Women, which is celebrating to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in society.
HYDERABAD: Rural Women busy collecting Cotton from Cotton crop near the Hala area on the eve of International Rural Women’s Day.
HYDERABAD: Rural Women busy collecting Cotton from Cotton crop near the Hala area on the eve of International Rural Women’s Day.
HYDERABAD: Rural Women busy collecting Cotton from Cotton crop near the Hala area on the eve of International Rural Women’s Day.

Rural women and girls are leaders in agriculture, food security and nutrition, land, managing natural resource management and unpaid and domestic care work. They are at the frontline when natural resources and agriculture are threatened. In fact, globally, one in three employed women works in agriculture. Women also collect biomass fuels, manually process food materials, and pump water; eighty percent of households without piped water rely on women and girls for water collection.

World leaders have committed to gender equality in climate change policy and response, yet progress has still been slow.

On the International Day of Rural Women, UN Women is calling for action to support rural women and girls and grow their capacities to respond to climate change through agricultural production, food security, and natural resources management.