- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
- 2023 theme: ‘Her Land. Her Rights’.
- Note that women suffer the most because of land degradation leading to food and water scarcity and forced displacement.
- This is despite women constituting just 1/5th of the landowners worldwide.
- In >100 countries, women cannot inherit their husband’s property.
- Observed on June 17th.
- Observation started in 1995