October 15th is International Rural Women's Day. On this day this year, the world celebrates rural women as we remind each other of the efforts rural women make to go through their lives everyday. The theme for this year is "rural women and girls, building climate resilience" and is meant to recognise the role of rural women in the climate justice fight and how much climate change affects them. They have to travel extra long distances to acquire basic needs like water (of which 80% is done by women and girls), collect firewood, and other day to day chores. They mostly rely on small scale subsistence agriculture which is heavily affected by the effects of climate change, leaving them at a disadvantage. This is why NGO-GCN joins the rest of the world in calling upon all relevant stakeholders to implement the Gender Action Plan on the UN Framework Convention on climate change as well as call for continued efforts to support rural women's agriculture and food security initiatives.