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Journey of the travelling journal ends
Media Update
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 10:30

The last pages of the travelling journal of Asian rural women have been written. Bui Thi Huong, a 53-year old farmer from the Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh province of Vietnam, was its last writer. Huong, president of the women's union in a commune, said that she was particularly proud that her "simple and rustic words will travel to other countries all over the world."

The journal was formally turned over by Vietnam's Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED) to the Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) during its 3rd PAN AP Congress in Penang, Malaysia. Also present during the turnover ceremonies were organisations from the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka, which took part in the travelling journal.

An exhibit that shows photographs of the eight women writers in action also went on display during the PAN AP Congress.

The travelling journal, which tells of the daily experiences of Asian rural women, will be presented to world leaders during the Food and Agriculture Organization's Committee on World Food Security 40th Session in Rome on October 7-11, 2013. It is hoped that the demands of these women, as contained in the journal, will be heard as leaders once again decide on agriculture and food policies that impact on millions of farmers.

Our Stories, One Journey: Empowering Rural Women in Asia, or the travelling journal, is an initiative led by PAN AP, Asian Rural Women's Coalition (ARWC), and East Asia GROW Campaign.###

For Reference:
Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC): secretariat@asianruralwomen.net
Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP): Marjo Busto marjo.busto@panap.net

For more updates: http://www.asianruralwomen.net
http://www.panap.net/en/wia/page/women-in-agriculture-our-stories-one-journey/1490

 

Profile of Bui Thi Huong:

Name:  Bui Thi Huong
Age:  53 years old
No. of children (if any):  2
Community:  Hai Van commune, Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh province
Country:  Vietnam
Name of Organisations involved in:  Women’s Union of Hai Van Commune (a mass organisation)
Current position in her organisation/s:  President
Years of stay in the organisation/s:  14 years

 

 

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