Yesterday was the International Day of Rural Women with the theme “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.”
Bees Abroad want to celebrate and recognise the critical role and contribution of rural women, in enhancing development and improving food security. Through our Beekeepers for Life Campaign we are working closely with incredible rural women in countries across Africa. Supporting them in their increasingly influential roles. Helping women to build the local infrastructure, to increase resilience, food security, and nutrition through beekeeping.
To help drive our work, we are excited to be participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge (30 November – 7 December). You can find our Beekeepers for Life Campaign page here! In the lead up to the campaign, where all donations will be matched, we will be introducing some of the rural women that we work with and are celebrating today. Look out for their stories on our blog through the month of November.
''rebuilding the broken global food system from the bottom-up by supporting rural women’s livelihoods to produce and distribute diverse and healthy food crops.”
Hunger, malnourishment and food insecurity continues to increase in many parts of the world, and the pandemic and climate crisis has only made this worse. Today is a day to look forward. The UN Women’s latest report, Beyond COVID-19: A feminist plan for sustainability and social justice, calls for “rebuilding the broken global food system from the bottom-up by supporting rural women’s livelihoods to produce and distribute diverse and healthy food crops.”
Together, with UN Women, we at Bees Abroad are working to support rural women and girls around the world, to build their skills and empower them as leaders. Beekeeping, in many of the communities we work in, is traditionally a male role. Our groups of women are excited to be pushing the boundaries and moving confidently forward with new skills, becoming a stronger voice for all rural women
Help us, to empower women, and create Beekeepers for Life