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UN launches new programme to empower rural women and girls

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Date: 15 October 2012

As the world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women with the World Food Programme, Food and Agricultural Organization and International Fund for Agricultural Development are launching a joint programme in Rome to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives. In this video message, Executive Director Michelle Bachelet emphasizes how the economic empowerment of rural women will help lift them out of poverty and bolster food security.