Mothers' Union tells United Nations “rural women globally face issues of isolation, poverty and lack of access to essential services"

Mothers’ Union has told the United Nations that isolation, poverty and lack of opportunity are some of the issues women living in rural communities face. It is calling on member states to recognise and value the vital contribution of women to rural communities, and wider society and to create and implement policies which address the unique challenges they face. 

In a document ahead of the 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), to be held in New York from 12 to 23 March, Mothers’ Union outlines the challenges that women in rural communities face globally.