Vatican representative reminds UN: rural women face special problems
Catholic World News - March 06, 2012
Speaking to a UN session on the status of women in New York on March 6, a Vatican representatives called special attention to the needs of women living in rural communities.
Dianne Willman, an attaché at the Holy See Mission, said that women in rural areas “oftentimes work in deplorable situations against odds that defy imagination: long hours of unpaid work, unhygienic situations, poor nutrition, lack of access to water, limited access to healthcare, discrimination and exposure to violence, including against pregnant mothers.”
Because rural women are frequently caring for children, the Vatican representative went on, the difficulties that these women face can often have adverse consequences for their families, and thus for their societies. She reminded the UN of the need for government policies that strengthen families, because of “the central role of the family for integral development.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!