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Women and men play key roles with respect to environmental protection and social and economic development in mountain areas.
Women are often the primary managers of mountain resources, guardians of biodiversity and the main actors in terms of agriculture, animal husbandry and other small scale economic activities. In mountain communities, women  are keepers of traditional knowledge, custodians of local culture and experts in traditional medicine.

However, women mountain dwellers are often invisible and their voices go unheard. They rarely participate in decisions affecting the management and use of local resources; they often lack basic rights, have little access to ownership and land tenure rights, education, health services and training. Since women and girls have less access to household resources, they are at a greater risk of hunger and malnutrition.

As men migrate to lowlands areas or abroad in search of better income, women are left to manage the farm and household and participate in small trade and income-earning activities. Yet lack of access to credit hampers efforts to improve or expand their farm activities and earn cash incomes.Inaccessibility shapes the lives of mountain communities. Further, the challenges men and women face in mountain regions is intensified by altitude, steep terrain and isolation.

 

 International Mountain Day 2019 Einaudi concert in Milan

International Mountain Day 2019 Einaudi concert in Milan

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The December 2019 issue of Peak to Peak highlights International Mountain Day, held every year on 11 December. The newsletter includes an announcement of the Einaudi concert to be held in Milan to celebrate this year's IMD. The newsletter continues with the Members' Voices section, this month featuring a college...

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Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report 2018

Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report 2018

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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report outlines key achievements in promoting sustainable mountain development last year in its 2018 annual report. The publication documents the Secretariat’s work in the areas of advocacy, communication and knowledge management, promoting International Mountain Day, brokering joint action and leading capacity development initiatives. This publication...

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Innovation for mountains

Innovation for mountains

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Issue 127 – Month 6 – Year 2019

The June 2019 issue of Peak to Peak starts by discussing Innovation for mountains in Baku, Azerbaijan. The newsletter continues with stories about calls for engagement and building partnerships for mountains. 

Peak to Peak provides a sampling of Mountain Partnership members’ activities and events...

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Balance for better: men for gender equality in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Balance for better: men for gender equality in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

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Message by International Centre on Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Director General, David Molden on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2019.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are prerequisites for prosperous societies. To begin a conscious shift towards such a future, we must understand that although gender is merely a social construct...

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IMD celebrated in over 35 countries in 2018

IMD celebrated in over 35 countries in 2018

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The February 2019 issue of Peak to Peak starts by discussing IMD 2018 celebrations that took place in over 35 countries. The newsletter continues with stories about revitalizing mountains through agriculture and tourism, and exploring mountain food systems. 

Peak to Peak provides a sampling of Mountain Partnership members’ activities and events...

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Photo of spring equinox festival in Iran wins International Mountain Day 2018 competition

Photo of spring equinox festival in Iran wins International Mountain Day 2018 competition

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An image from a spring equinox festival on a mountain in Iran has won the annual International Mountain Day photography competition organized by FAO to heighten awareness of the importance of mountains worldwide.

Salar Arkan is the 2018 winner with the entry “Torches” — depicting a ceremonial torch lighting...

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