There has been an overall lack of investment in civic engagement efforts geared toward rural America and some of these communities are, literally, beginning to cease to exist because of declining population, poverty, and limited occupational opportunities. Despite these barriers, many opportunities exist to see that these communities are represented, for example, by fully engaging the leadership that exists in these communities and specifically focusing on empowering and engaging women.
The Rural Women Rising Coalition is working to build power for women in the areas of women’s rights, economic justice, civic engagement, immigrant and migrant community members’ rights, and civil rights and civil liberties, among other issue areas. Together, the coalition members are joining forces and employing a range of tactics to accomplish our mission, including grassroots organizing, training, community education, narrative and culture shift work, direct service, and policy and advocacy initiatives.
J4MW launches Rural Women’s Collective Fellowship
Inaugural Class of Fellows includes powerful and diverse voices of rural women leaders.
America’s recovery from the 2020 “SHECESSION” Building a Female Future of Childcare and Work
YWCA report on our nation’s first female-driven recession during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rural Assembly Everywhere
April 20 & 21, Virtual event
Save the date for April 20 and 21 to connect, learn, and be inspired by some of the most compelling rural leaders, artists, and allies in the country.
Building Power: Down Home 101
Tuesdays & Thursdays (6 pm), Virtual event
Learn more about Down Home North Carolina. Informal meeting to discuss how we organize, why we organize, and the ways that YOU can get involved.
New England Regional Training
February 19-20 & 26-27, Virtual event
Ready to Lead® identifies the immigrant experience as an asset in civic leadership. Curriculum shows how to message, fundraise, & embrace one’s heritage to become a successful candidate.