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17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of rural women and their communities

We invite you to rise and claim your rights!

Register online to join 17 Days campaign actors and connect with our rural women programs.

Download the 17 Days Campaign Kit

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The campaign

The Empowerment Kit of the “17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities 1-17 October” includes 17 themes and ideas for action, the celebration of the Laureates receiving the WWSF Prize for women's creativity in rural life 2016 on International Day for Rural Women-15 October.

Winners of the 17DaysAwards will be announced on 8 March 2017.

The Kit is online in English and French and we included the relevant targets of the new Sustainable Development Goals - Agenda 2030 to help speed up results. Kindly register online, share your program of action for all to support.

Attention: Campaign submissions are accepted till 18 October 2016

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Why 17 Days of Activism?

World Rural Women's Day (15 Oct.) was created in 1995 in synergy with World Food Day (16 Oct.) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct.). In addition, it has become evident that although there are achievements in implementing the Beijing Platform for Action promise, gaps and challenges persist, which need urgent attention by governments and civil society actors to finish the agreed upon agenda.

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