International Rural Women’s Day, observed on the 15th of October each year, stands as a global tribute to the irreplaceable roles played by rural women across diverse fields and their profound impact on rural development. This international day is dedicated to raising awareness about the distinct challenges, unwavering resilience, and abundant opportunities that rural women encounter while steadfastly pursuing gender equality in rural settings.
In an inspiring initiative, this year, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry Lahore Division (WCCIL) decided to honor and celebrate the remarkable rural women, who have contributed immensely to various professions across Pakistan. Our selection included women engaged in vocations such as rickshaw driving, lippan art, zari work, embroidery, date leaf-based crafts, dari weaving, spice production, beauty salons, and the traditional craft of blue pottery, among others. These extraordinary women, each in their unique small-town settings, have significantly enriched their communities and extended their impact beyond.
Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry Lahore Division organized an event on “International Rural Women’s Day” to appreciate the rural women from all over Pakistan for their efforts and to celebrate their successes.
Here are some glimpses of this Celebration.