Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places

Reducing Gender Gaps: Creating Opportunities and Removing Constraints for Women in the Rural Economy

Sep 29, 2022 | 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM



Despite the remarkable progress made by women in paid work and in education and skills attainment over the past half-century, women in rural areas face multiple barriers to employment and entrepreneurship. Governments at the national, regional, and local level can play an important role in empowering rural women through targeted, place-based policies. This session will discuss policies and initiatives to improve opportunities for women in the rural economy.

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