Rwandan rural women farmers empowered

rural woman

International Women's Day is observed on 8 March annually to celebrate and highlight the achievements that women are making around the world.

The theme for this year is "Empower Rural Women, End Hunger and Poverty."

The Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) is working in 17 countries in Africa to empower rural women so that they can improve their economic lot.

The day was observed this year as women from around the world gathered in New York for the two-week session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Derrick Mbatha sat down with Didacienne Mukahabeshimana, the Livelihoods Programme Officer for ACORD to discuss what this non-governmental organization is doing in Rwanda.

Duration: 4'04"

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