"Mountain Women": Limits and hopes to their participation in the global mountain agenda [Gilles Rudaz]

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"Mountain Women": Limits and hopes to their participation in the global mountain agenda. Presented by Gilles Rudaz at the "Perth II: Global Change and the World's Mountains" conference in Perth, Scotland in September 2010.

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"Mountain Women": Limits and hopes to their participation in the global mountain agenda [Gilles Rudaz]

  1. 1. “MOUNTAIN WOMEN”Limits and hopes to their participation in the global mountain agenda Gilles Rudaz University of Geneva, Dpt of Geography rudaz@mit.edu
  2. 2. CORPUS• Texts and declarations GMA.• Mountain Forum Women Discussion List;• Conferences;• Survey;• Semi-directed interviews.
  3. 3. Mountain Women Matter!• Key actors in the successful implementation of sustainable mountain development.
  4. 4. We, Mountain Women Matter!• “I’ve seen a number of common challenges that mountain women seem to share, some of which even bridge the north-south divide” (E. Byers, mf, 1999)• “I would like to try to begin building a coalition for mountain women, which will be able to catalyze action for the International Year of Mountains” (E. Byers, mf, 2000).
  5. 5. • “Without women, it is impossible to achieve sustainable development in mountain areas” (Thimphu Declaration).• “Women play a crucial role in achieving sustainable mountain development worldwide” (Orem Declaration).
  6. 6. GAP• Not a common self-designation;• Themes: other objectives than smd;• Scale of action: local;• No tangible outcomes.
  7. 7. • “Most of our network members are all engaged in the indigenous peoples movement towards the recognition of indigenous peoples rights. We do not emphasize mountains in our agenda since most of us are in the mountains anyway but we do recognize the particularities of the mountain environment by which our cultures have actually developed around”.
  8. 8. CONCLUSION
  9. 9. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: WOMEN OF THE MOUNTAINS• MARCH 8-9, 2011 UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, OREM, UTAH• Utah Valley University & the Kyrgyz National Center for the Development of Mountain Regions.• Call for papers: November 30, 2010• www.womenofthemountains.org• rudaz@mit.edu

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