In Pictures: Rural Women from the Middle East

According to the United Nations “Women and girls play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities…they make significant contributions to agricultural production, food security and nutrition, land and natural resource management.” So in honour of International Day of Rural Women, scroll down to have a glimpse at the most beautiful and strong Middle Eastern rural women across the region.

Via Egypt Today. Egyptian woman
Via Twitter. Egyptian women from Sohag
Via The Other Hundred. Women from Deir EL-Bersha, Egypt
Via UN Women. Rural Lebanese woman
Via UN Women. Rural Lebanese woman
Via New York Times. Rural Syrian woman
Via CNN. Women from Iraqi Kurdistan
Via Securesingle. Women from Iraqi Kurdistan

WE SAID THIS: Happy International Day of Rural Women!