Women of the Mountains - Resources - Michela Zucca


Without women, it is impossible to achieve sustainable development in mountain areas.


Women have crucial knowledge about resource use, traditional health systems, and social, cultural and spiritual customs. Their productive activities contribute to the economy; they promote family and community development; they create innovative solutions to cope with change under harsh physical and political conditions. In many mountain regions they constitute well over 50 percent of the population.



Resolution of Women of the Mountains
During the meeting Matriarchy and Mountains organised by Michela Zucca, the assembly of the Women Mountain Network voted this resolution
RISOLUZIONE donne inglese.doc
Microsoft Word Dokument [27.0 KB]




The Thimpu Declaration
Declaration of Celebrating Mountain Women of the world assembly of mountian women - Thimpu, Bhutan, 2002
Bhutan dichiarazione Thimpu ing.doc
Microsoft Word Dokument [41.5 KB]




An Umbearable Strain: right to pleasure, traditional expectations, suppressed needs - presentation
As women leave, mountains die: since the last decades, Alpine communities are facing a strong process of female depopulation, caused by conflict between individual expectations and social demands.
Adobe Acrobat Dokument [10.4 MB]




Women and Reproductive Labour in Alpine Society
Full paper about the conlict between social demands, rooted in patriarchal tradition, and individual expectations, that women have to face in rural communities in the Alps.
donne - india - 2006 - full paper.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument [2.4 MB]




Women from the mountains: from silence to recognition
Throughout the centuries, women have succeeded in surviving in environmental frontiers, maintaining a close relationship with nature, exploiting resources and at the same time preserving the territory
donne relazione inglese silvia.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument [69.7 KB]




Women and food: production of typical food and sustainable development in rural areas
Women are the more involved in production of quality food: it is an anthropological chacteristic that can lead to new ways of sustainable development and economic growth.
orvieto - women and food - ing.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument [20.7 MB]


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