For October 15th, International Day for Rural Women and World Hiking Day, the Cycling Club “Perun” and NGA "Ancestral Roads" from Niksic organized a walking tour this year from Trebjesa to the town market, where they donated flowers to the women who have stands there.
Pupils from the elementary school "Mileva Lajovic Lalatovic" and children from kindergarten "Kosovka djevojka" handed the women presents, along with flowers, while the children from kindergarten prepared greeting cards for them.
They were rewarded with healthy organic food, hugs and warm smiles.
"The aim of the action is to highlight the importance of rural women and their great contribution to society, because while rural women around the world play an important role in rural development, agricultural production and the survival of their families, their role is not sufficiently promoted. We are sending the message to the youngest population that consuming healthy homemade food with outdoor recreation is one of the essential things in every person's life. Combining hiking, visiting organic food producers and consuming the same, we promote healthy lifestyles, which should be everyone's priority," said Ana Petrovic from BC “Perun”.
They were supported by the ministries of agriculture and rural development for both human and minority rights.
The idea of celebrating World Women's Day was launched in 1995, during the 4th UN Conference on Women in Beijing, and is celebrated every year on October 15th.
Text by Svetlana Mandic, on October 15th, 2019, read more at Vijesti