Date of Meeting: 15 March 2018

Meeting Organizer: Mission of Brazil, Women for Water Partnership, Sorority International

ISJC Staff Present: Captain Aron Wambua

Reporter: Captain Aron Wambua

Which SDG does this topic cover? 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12

Type of meeting: CSW Side Event

Brief summary of presentation of information made

  • The conditions facing rural women and girls are not the same in the way of living. Some are more challenged than others.
  • Rural women play a key role in food production and the fight against hunger and poverty but their position is not recognized
  • Rural women face great  challenges including limited access to seeds, financial credit, climate change, smart technologies, lack of advice, fertilizer, mechanical equipment, education, innovation and healthcare services.
  • Rural women are not consulted or involved in decision making in policymaking. Even if the local government releases funds to support them, they often can’t access the information due to poor education.


What was of particular significance to share with The Salvation Army globally?

For us to have resilient communities, we need to ensure the indigenous women and girls have accessibility to water and sanitation, Health services, education and get the relevant information on how to improve their livelihood.


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Tags: United Nations, SDG4: Quality Education, SDG5: Gender Equality, SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG2: Zero Hunger