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Isolation is the most significant issue in the lives of rural women

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11710357

Isolation is the most significant issue in the lives of rural women, and traditional rural women’s groups are unable to fill that void.

That was the finding of a student research project from the Lincoln University-run Kellogg’s Rural Leadership Programme by NZ Young Farmers communication manager Nadine Porter.

Fifty-seven per cent of respondents cited isolation as their major issue, 75 per cent saying they looked to social media for support.

“It is clear from the survey that traditional rural women’s groups do not feature in their lives,” Ms Porter said.