Women’s mental and emotional health will be one of the topics to be addressed at the 8th National Congress of Women in Agricultural Business (CNMA), which will be held on October 25 and 26, at the Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo (SP).
The main theme of the event will be “Doubling Agricultural Scale with Sustainability: The Brazilian Brand”.
The “Mental and Emotional Health” roundtable will be moderated by Clinical Psychologist Dora Sampaio-Joyce and will be attended by Belisa Maggi, President of the André e Lúcia Maggi Foundation and Signativo Institute, Executive Director of Bradesco, Glaucimar Peticov, CEO of Mental Clean, Fátima Macedo, and Therapeutic Philosopher Luiz.
According to a press release, the goal is to discuss the high incidence of conditions such as depression and anxiety in women, and the importance of emotional education.
“I think everyone would benefit from emotional education, because it puts us in a place that is consciously aligned with who we are and what we want to do with life. Where we are able to set boundaries and communicate more assertively,” explains Belisa Magee.
In the case of rural women, Plessa notes that when they choose to educate themselves emotionally, they begin to make firm strides toward their goals, “with more strategy, discernment, and a place where they feel more comfortable saying no when something is inconsistent with what they want or with their values.”
Although there is no data on the incidence of depression and mental disorders in rural women, a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health showed that 14.7% of women in Brazil have this disease compared to 7.3% of men.
Also, an article written by the Graduate Program in Rural Development in the Faculty of Economic Sciences at UFRGS analyzed perceptions about the mental health of rural women participating in community groups from the perspective of Emater/RS social regional technical assistants.
The results showed that people living in rural areas are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. In this case, both in the countryside and in the city, women are more vulnerable.
In addition to this debate, the 8th CNMA congress intends to hold lectures on animal and plant genetics management, irrigation management and mechanization, as well as arenas – where discussions take place at round tables.
According to Renata Camargo, director of development and new business for the Transamerica Expo Center, each of the eight roundtables at the event is meant to provide ideas and inspiration for women congresswomen.
“Over the course of the two days of the event, there will be discussions with representatives of major brands, companies and institutions directly and indirectly related to the agribusiness.”
Registration for the 8th CNMA Conference can be made via location.
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