UN chief: Rural women, girls part of prosperous future
Tehran, The United Nations secretary-general said empowement of rural women and girls is necessary for building a prosperous future.
Referring to the empowerment of rural women and girls as an essential part of a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future, Antonio Guterres emphasized gender equality, ensuring decent work for all, eradicating poverty and hunger and taking climate action.'
'Yet, rural women and girls remain disproportionately affected by poverty, inequality, exclusion and the effects of climate change,' he said.
In his message on International Day of Rural Women (October 15), he called on countries to 'take action to ensure that rural women and girls fully enjoy their human rights.'
The UN chief also noted that empowering rural women and girls, involves investment, legal and policy reforms and giving them a role in decision-making on issues that affect their lives.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA