international women's day coffee kids

The United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women, has turned their focus on rural women in determining the theme for international women’s day: “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.

Their website explains the theme in further depth:

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States of America and their counterparts in other countries, on issues ranging from sexual harassment and femicide to equal pay and women’s political representation.

Echoing the priority theme of the upcoming 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day will also draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up over a quarter of the world population, and are being left behind in every measure of development.

Together we can transform the momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and to celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realize their full potential.

Coffee Kids recognizes the role of women in coffee production and believes that women, especially young women, are the future of coffee. Our Rural Business Workshops are implemented using inclusive practices so that male and female aspiring farmers have the chance to develop into thriving entrepreneurs. If you’re interested in learning more about the role of women in coffee, check out some of our other blogs.