Rural Development Leadership Network

Rural Women at the UN

RDLN Participates in 52nd Commission on the Status of Women

"Financing for the Empowerment of Rural Women"
February 29, 2008, New York City
(Video available below)

RDLN panelists spoke briefly on land and livestock growing, asset mapping and entrepreneurship, IDAs (Individual Development Accounts) and home ownership, giving circles, and mutual support as ways of empowering rural women. These U.S. women sparked a discussion with women from other countries, and a video of that dicussion can be watched below. See article on this panel: CSW 08 Posted Comment


Cynthia Ellis
Western New York Peace Center
New York

Yolanda Garibay
Lake County Tribal Health
Lakeport, California

Nancy Gaynor
Gaynor's Ranch
Written statement

Linda Maria Hedstrom
California Human Development Corp.

Anita LaRan
Helping Hands/Mujeres Unidas
New Mexico

Shirley McClain
Rural Development Leadership Network
North Carolina
Written statement

Starry Krueger
Rural Development Leadership Network
New York, NY

Click the play button to view a short video with clips from the panel presentation.

After the panel, audience members (including those above) shared their thoughts and questions.

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