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Today – October 15

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Each day is about something and we should make the most of it. The happiness of each day lies and depends on the quality of life. We need to cherish e

Each day is about something and we should make the most of it. The happiness of each day lies and depends on the quality of life. We need to cherish each moment and seize the day. We at Brag Social, through the column of today, impart to you what each day brings for you and your loved ones! Let us read what today is remarked for!

Today, on October 15, we celebrate the International Day of Rural Women by appreciating the contributions made by them and the National Latino Aids Awareness Day to spread awareness about the disease.

International Day of Rural Women

Source – https://www.air.org/

A women’s decision-making power and political participation in rural households and communities continue to be constrained by structural barriers and discriminatory social norms. In rural areas, women account for a substantial proportion of the households, livelihood, agricultural labour work and perform the bulk of unpaid care and domestic work within families. Thus, we need to recognize the sacrifices a rural woman makes to sustain her household as well as uplift her with opportunities that she lacks.

History

The International Day for Rural Women aims at supporting the leadership and participation of rural women in shaping laws, strategies, policies and programmes on issues that affect their lives. The International Rural Day for Rural Women was celebrated for the first time on 15th October 2008. On 18th December 2007, the United Nations General Assembly established the day in its resolution 62/136. This day is observed to recognize the contribution made by rural women in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

How to celebrate?

We need to empower rural women and pay attention to their needs and invest in them. Spread awareness by putting up shout outs and conducting online workshops for the critical roles of rural women.

Multiple agencies, like UN WomenFAOILOWorld Bank, or IFAD, promote women’s rights, investment, training. You may tie up with these agencies, supporting rural women and aid in promoting their needs.

National Latino Aids Awareness Day

Source – https://www.hiv.gov/

The first World’s AIDS Awareness Day was established by WHO on 1st December 1988 in an attempt to bring awareness to the disease. The largest minority group in the US – the Hispanics have been affected by HIV in large proportions. However, the Hispanic and Latinx communities were not reached and during the early 2000s, there was a rise in HIV cases in these communities. Hence, the day was established to spread awareness about the disease.

History 

The US launched its first Latino Aids Awareness Day on 15th October 2003. This day was established by the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and the Hispanic Federation to build non-profit organizations and health departments to reach Latinx/Hispanic communities. These organizations were built in order to promote HIV testing and provide HIV prevention information and access to care.

How to celebrate? 

Contribute to the day by volunteering in events spreading awareness about HIV, that are held by local organization and communities. The awareness is about both prevention and treatment, so spread the word by posting necessary information, posts and videos on social media. 

HIV cases and treatments are mishandled, it is important to spread the right information about testing and prevention. Many people are unaware that HIV testing and counselling are available for free, try making this information reach more and more people.

 

Source – https://nationaltoday.com/

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