Topic 2 - Rural professions for women


8 september 2010 - Programme

In a rural context presenting challenges for societies as a whole, women are now playing a more and more important role. Whether they initiate projects or remain housewives, they play an essential role within their family, their village community, their neighbourhood, their farm or their firm.
They are the pillars of the rural society, and play an essential part in the socio-economic and cultural fields. However, they still face difficulties when it comes to getting their skills, knowledge and know-how recognised as sources of economic development.

We will meet up with a few of the women in our region and see them in their own environment, which will allow us to become aware of the role actually played by women today in the rural society in Reunion. They will tell us about their commitments, their achievements, their projects and their struggles and invite us to share these with them. We shall attempt to understand their specific situations within the global context of the European commitment to set up equality between men and women as well as a true professional balance. Portraits and itineraries of women working within rural areas...



Three topics are proposed for the next European Rural University, which will take place on 7th, 8th and 9th September 2010 in Saint-Joseph :

- Europe at the service of the rural community and its inhabitants,
- Rural professions for women,
- Culture : between heritage and innovation.

16 November 2009