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International Women of the Mountains Conferences

Utah Valley University (UVU) and the Kyrgyz National Centre for Development of Mountain Regions have established, with the support from the Mountain Partnership in Rome Italy, a conference Women of the Mountains to address issues critical to women and children of the mountainous nations. These nations are often impoverished and underdeveloped; their women and children suffer disproportionately from the existing conditions.

In addition to providing forum to promote gender agenda both in the Rocky Mountains and globally, three Women of the Mountains conferences, hosted since 2007, helped to advocate sustainable mountain agenda in general and raise awareness about urgent needs and challenges faced by mountain communities both in the region and globally.

The Orem Declaration of Mountain Women, final document of the first Women of the Mountains conference hosted in Orem, UT in 2007 serves for us as a vehicle for implementations different aspects of SMD and gender agenda both in the region and globally (see: LINK).

Conference contribution to the promotion of Gender and Sustainable Mountain Development agendas was recognized in the number of documents of the United Nations (see: 2007 Report, p.12. 2009 Report, p.44. 2012 Report. 2013 Report, p.29)

This website is a repository of the conferences and other related events for Women of the Mountains and our partner site the Utah International Mountain Forum.


Our next event: Student will attend the 2017 Commission on the Status of Women conference

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News and Events

UIMF Advocates Mountain Women at CSW61

UIMF - 2017 International Women's Day at UVU

UIMF - UVU Student Experiential Learning by Hosting Ambassador Eileen Malloy

UIMF - Envoy From Uzbekistan to the UN Comes to Utah

UIMF - Discussed Mountain Targets and SDGs with PR of Kenya to the UN, Ambassador Macharia Kamau

UIMF - International Mountain Day Builds Friendship between Families in Utah and Pakistan

Past Events

International Mountain Day 2016 , Photo Gallery

Additional News and Links

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