UNCSW62 – Written Statement on the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls
In the preparation leading up to the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW62), CFUW prepared a statement on the challenges for women and girls living in rural and remote areas in accessing services.
The statement ties in with this year’s priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
Submitted on October 20th, it was proudly sponsored by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Graduate Women International, International Alliance of Women, The MATCH International Women’s Fund and National Council of Women of Canada. Read the statement here.
CFUW will be sending a delegation to attend this high-level meeting next March 2018 to connect with our international partners and promote commitments from United Nations Member states to empower rural women and girls.