Submission to National Women’s Strategy 2017-2020

Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by Louise Lennon

Women living in rural areas face many of the same difficulties and challenges as women living in urban areas. However these difficulties can be exacerbated in terms of access to services, experience of social exclusion and disadvantage and opportunities for economic independence. The recognition of different needs according to levels of disadvantage and/or geographic location is critical. The lack of services, such as affordable childcare, public transport and good quality broadband infrastructure limits opportunities for women and increases their risk of poverty and social exclusion, especially marginalised groups of women in rural areas…….full submission available here

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