The UN Office for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the WFWP International are co-organizing a CSW62 (62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women) side event on the theme "Fostering Hope for Rural Women and Girls Through Integration and Education: Challenges and Impact."
Rural women and girls, including those who are refugees and migrants, face unique obstacles to empowerment and gender equality. They often do not have access to education that helps them surpass the challenges they face.
Opportunities for these women and girls to receive basic services including primary education, access to health, as well as vocational and leadership training, are scant. Migrants and refugees face particular challenges for integration especially in rural areas where resources tend to be stretched already. NGOs working on the ground with these communities reach those in need by implementing capacity-building efforts, which can serve as a bridge to a better future.
Strong commitment, communication, and collaboration between local governments, the rural population and NGOs can foster hope in rural women and girls. This event will highlight a select group of organizations that are addressing this essential piece of empowerment and gender equality.
Entry is open to the general public.