Michelle Bachelet: International Day of Rural Women 2012


As the world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women with the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are launching a joint programme in Rome to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.

In this video message, UN Women's Executive Director Michelle Bachelet emphasizes how the economic empowerment of rural women will help lift them out of poverty and bolster food security.

Video by UN Women.