Women’s Global Connection Focus on Empowerment of Rural Women & Girls

by Apr 24, 2018Blog, Pastoral and Social, What we do0 comments

Womens Global Connection Focus on Empowerment of Rural Women & Girls

WGC was honored to have been selected again to present during a parallel event at the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) Conference this month in New York City. The CSW, headquartered at the United Nations, designated as its 2018 theme the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and empowerment of rural women and girls.

The San Antonio-based panel that presented consisted of Lisa Uribe, WGC executive director, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, University of the Incarnate Word vice provost, Lea Rosenhauer, executive director of Girls Inc. and Sumeyra Tek of the Raindrop Foundation San Antonio.

Each leader presented information about how their organization works to achieve sustainability through collaborative relationships. The presentation was followed by an engaging dialogue with attendees from all over the world. A women from Nigeria was eager to know our website and to connect with WGC. Another woman from Australia, took notes on our empowerment process and also wishes to stay in touch. Finally there was the women from California, who said that out of the seven sessions she had attended so far, the conversation with WGC, the Raindrop Foundation, the UIW Ettling Center and Girls, Inc. was her favorite!

WGC wishes to thank our board member Sumeyra Tek of the Raindrop House for initiating the panels and coordinating our activities even while at the conference. Because of her efforts, we were able to travel and interact with a wonderful group of women at this annual event.

We look forward to doing it again next year!

Womens Global Connection Focus on Empowerment of Rural Women & Girls


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