The 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

Without rural women and girls, rural communities and urban economies would not function. Yet women and girls are among the people most likely to be poor, to lack access to assets, education, health care and other essential services, and to be hit hardest by climate change. On almost every measure of development, rural women, because of gender inequalities and discrimination, fare worse than rural men or urban women. 

YWCA of Kenya young women representatives Jill and Mercy, are at the UN’s #CSW62 largest gathering on gender equality taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York focusing on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.