Expand access to resources
Mobilise resources
Political will at all levels
Organise women to participate
Work with men
Education of women starting with girls
Rural focus

Rural Women’s Speak Out

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Men are the same everywhere.

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Education is the lifewire for any development of rural women

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At a panel on reproductive and sexual rights, Bisi Adeleye-Fayomi said some AMAZING words.  Bisi is the President of AWDF (African Women’s Development Fund) in Nigeria.  She is also the first lady (wife of the governor) of her state.  She was so passionate as she spoke.  The amin point she left with me was words of wisdom to more on.  She asked “Are you in the right place?”  The audience looking confused, she went on…”Do you have passion? Do you have leverage? Do you have anger? Do you have courage? Do you have energy?  So, let me ask you again, Are you in the right place?”  The crowd went wild!  As I move on from the CSW I am currently at a crossroad of my life as a recent college grad, but I will move on with these six powerful questions.

Sarah Gardner, Ecumenical Women, Episcopal Young Adult Delegation.

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Jesus didn’t have a bank account…

Leymah Gbowee in a meeting with Ecumenical Women