Art and science about rural women’s status

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In the third phase of the project “Let Them Eat Cake!”, The World Rural Women’s Day was marked on October 15.

Project is being created through a public calls aimed at the general public, enthusiasts and multidisciplinary artists to create video performans aimed at raising the awareness of the topics of the international days covered with this project. The content of the project presents a combination of cooking and nutrition as a general interest, and art and activist topics that society and the media should always deal with more.

World Rural Women’s Day is celebrated on October 15th, and was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008. This day raises awareness of the critical role and contribution of rural women in agricultural and rural development, ensuring food availability and eradicating rural poverty.

Below is an overview of films, books and scientific articles that address the problem of the position of rural women in the world, with the aim of further raising awareness of this problem.

Movies:

  • Woman Rebel (2010)

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    During the ten-year revolution in Nepal, 40% of the rebel army was women. Woman Rebel follows the amazing story of one such woman (codenamed ‘Silu’) from the jungle all the way to the Halls of Parliament.
  • On the Basis of Sex (2018)

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    The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggle for equal rights and the early cases of her historical career that led to her nomination as a U.S. Supreme Court judge.
  • Persepolis (2007)

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    A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
  • Wadjda (2012)

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    An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.
  • Suffragette (2015)

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    In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

Books:

  • Gd Bhatt, Empowerment and Status of Rural Women: A Central Himalayan

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    This book deals with many factors that contribute to the status of rural women such as age, occupation, education, income, freedom of expression and action in the personal, family and social fields, etc. In a purely sociological sense, status does not imply any rank or hierarchy, but denotes only position in relation to others in terms of rights and obligations, superiority or inferiority in a particular social structure in terms of power and privilege.

  • Md. Harun-Ar Rashid i Arnab Kushal Mistry, Rural Women in Bangladesh: Current Socio-Economic and Empowerment Status

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    Women make up about half of Bangladesh’s population, and their social status remains very low. Rural women belong to the most vulnerable part of society facing unfavorable conditions. The aim of this study is to get to know the status of women’s empowerment in the socio-economic situation of Bangladesh. The socio-economic situation has a clear impact on women’s empowerment.

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