Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. But limited access to credit, health care and education are among the many challenges they face, which are further aggravated by the global food and economic crises and climate change. Empowering them is key not only to the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also to overall economic productivity, given women’s large presence in the agricultural workforce worldwide.
Co-RSE: businesswomen and entrepreneurs in the rural areas: socialshared responsability as a guarantee to promote the employment of women is a project by the Federation of Business and Executives Women in Asturias, Cantabria Rural Women’s Association and the Castilla y León Coordinator of Organizations of Farmers and Ranchers. Funded by EEGrant and the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of the Spanish Government, this initiative aims to identify the obstacles that entrepreneur women have to deal with in the rural areas of Asturias, Castilla y León and Cantabria, to support their initiatives, to spread, add value and empower their vital and professional careers, as well as their companies and/or professional initiatives.
To this end we are going to conduct workshops on an individual or group basis in addition to interviewing these women in their places of residence and work. All these data will be provided through this documentation centre in order to make public their knowledge, strengths, improvement capabilities and entrepreneurship, making them available to social organizations, public and private institutions and women that share similar interests and objectives. You will be able to enjoy the interviews we are currently making in video in this webpage.