Current Initiatives

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.

Q1 2021

J4MW launches Rural Women’s Collective Fellowship

Inaugural Class of Fellows includes powerful and diverse voices of rural women leaders.

Q1 2021

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

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