Mountain women of the world – Shaping change for the common good


This booklet is published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, together with the Feminist Hiking Collective – a non-profit organization and transnational hub for feminist hikers, and a member of the Mountain Partnership. It builds on the challenges and opportunities identified in the 2022 study Mountain women of the world: Challenges, resilience and collective power on life for women in mountain areas in a post-COVID-19 world.

Based on in-depth interviews with 313 mountain women in Argentina, Chile, Italy, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the United Republic of Tanzania, this booklet focuses on mountain women's own insights on resilience, as well as on their ideas for the pathway forward and actions that are needed to support their collective work. The booklet draws on their testimonies and highlights their stories of change, transformation and solidarity.

A contribution to the Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountain Regions 2023-2027, this booklet aims to ensure that the voices of mountain women are heard and considered in implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically its Sustainable Development Goal 5 on ensuring gender equality.

Required citation:
FAO. 2023. Mountain women of the world – Shaping change for the common good. Rome.

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Author FAO
Publisher FAO
Publication year 2023
Language English

Themes: Gender

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