I WISHED TO ATTEND BECAUSE:
I wanted to understand the international and intergovernmental work of various NGOs at work for women’s rights, and for women from rural communities, and women working in media and with ICT.
Sizani Ngubane is this year’s NGOCSW Woman of Distinction awardee, nominated by IAW
AT CSW62 IAW and CFUW were shortlisted to make this oral presentation to the Commission on the Status of Women. The presentation was made by Amanda Keeling, Australia
“In our context, a rural area is a place or area with no modern or better infrastructure for example; no access to modern roads, running/piped water, no modern markets or shopping malls, schools, hospitals.” Rwanda
IAW statement for CSW 62: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational, economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development.