Monday, February 27, 2012

Innovative Australian Program for Rural Women to be showcased at the United Nations, CSW.

What is CSW?

The Commission on the Status of Women is one of the nine functional committees of the UN Economic and Social council …this year the key focus is on Rural Women, specifically The empowerment of Rural Women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.
The National Rural Women’s Coalition will be holding a “parallel” event  entitled “Networking Rural Women” to showcase the National Rural Women’s Network internationally with a live webinar – and women anywhere in the world are invited to log in and join us. The event will demonstrate how the virtual rural women’s network operates and the power of that Network to not only link women farmers and rural women in Australia but potentially women all over the world,
It will be held on March 2nd 2012 at 10.30am to 12 noon New York Time. Instructions on how to join this live session  and follow it on Facebook are listed among below.
How Can you join in?
1.     Join the CSW56 Australian Non Government Organisations Delegates Facebook site. This site was created to share the experiences of CSW 56 in New York, and update Non Government Organisations and interested individuals of daily outcomes. It is also a forum to share knowledge and opinions.
Darriea Turley, Rosemary Norman-Hill and Kaylene Rawlings Hunter are this year's Community Sector Delegates and they will be attending the United Nations in New York from 26 February to March 9th 2012 as part of the Australian Government Delegation.
 To join go to
Please circulate to your networks.
2.     Join the National Rural Women’s Coalition Facebook Site to see the Networking event develop.
To join go to https:// .

3.     Join in and participate in the NRWC live event in New York, but you need to do the following: 
a.     Before the day – work out your time zone compared to New York
b.      On the day:  Just click on the following link and you will join the session.
c.     What equipment do you need? You need a computer with internet access – dial up is fine- and a headphone with a microphone attached. This is to prevent feedback into your computer. You will not be able to use the internal mic and sound from your computer as it will impact on others listening in.
d.    Need more information? Email Sandra at
Format of the event 
A panel, including Elisabeth Broderick Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, will lead a discussion and demonstration on the power of Networking, and the Australian National Network, how it works in Australia and how it has the potential to link rural women all over the world,
Invited guests in attendance at CSW in New York, including Non Government Organisations and government officials from other countries and Australia will be invited to ask questions about the Network.
Remote participants in rural women in Australia – including from two Indigenous centres in remote Australia, Uganda, New Guinea, New Zealand, Canada and the Pacific will be asked to introduce themselves and speak about what it means to be a rural woman in their country, demonstrating how  the Network can link women everywhere. 
Sandra Stoddart
Executive Officer,
National Rural Women's Coalition and Network
PO Box 928
KYNETON Vic 3444
ph 03 54223238
Mobile 0412779819

twitter. @nrwcoalition
twitter.  @nrwnetwork

The inaugural National Rural Women's Conference.  Mark the dates in your diary: 19 - 21 February 2013 - Canberra

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