I tell you what, October is chock full of Official Days. I had no idea!
In addition to being International Day of Rural Women, it's also Global Handwashing Day.
Handwashing is a critical part of hygiene and health and can mean the difference between life and death in some parts of the world.
We've blogged before about the tippy tap, which is a simple, appropriate technology being adopted in several of Heifer's project communities in Africa.
I saw a tippy tap in action in Uganda, and Marleen New wrote about them on her trip to Zambia.