WEDO is proud to co-sponsor the following panel at CSW56. The panel discussion will review the role played by rural women in sustainable development and poverty eradication, from the local to the international level, and critically examine the impact of the current development model on rural women’s participation in global decision-making, particularly as it relates to shaping and implementing the anticipated outcomes of Rio+20. Case studies of the work done by rural women will be shared as a means to examine the daily challenges women face with regard to property rights, food security, feminization of poverty, inheritance and violence.

March 1, 2012
10:30am – 12:00 noon
Church Center of the United Nations
44th Street and First Avenue, Boss Room, 8th Floor

Moderator: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, General Secretary, World YWCA
Speakers: Nonhlanhla Sibanda, People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), South Africa
Caroline Daly, YWCA-YMCA of Sweden
Dr Jennifer Clifford, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD), University of Massachusetts Boston
Sabina Anokye Mensah, Voices of African Mothers, US & Ghana
Facilitator: Jeffery Huffines, UN Representative (NY), CIVICUS
Click here to download the flyer.

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