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Investing in rural women will slash hunger, poverty: Ban-Ki-Moon

Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon is calling on the international community to give rural women the same access to productive access as men, noting the huge benefits that would ensure, from increased food production to a drop of 150 million in the number of the world’s hungry people.

“Despite the heavy responsibility rural women shoulder, they lack equal access to opportunities and resources” he was quoted as saying by UN news ahead of October 15’s marketing of the international day of rural women. “This hampers their advancement and holds all people back.”