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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)

Our most recent event:

4th Annual Utah High School Essay Contest - March 28 2014

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UIMF Hosts Utah High School Essay Contest on Family Farming (News)

UIMF Reports About 2013 Achievements in SMD-promotion

Announcing the Fourth International Women of the Mountains Conference in 2015

Lecture on SMD at the University of Utah (Video)

Celebrating International Women’s Day in Utah and at UVU

UIMF Hosts Dignitary From The National Defence University

International Mountain Day at UVU highlighted in Peak to Peak Jan 2014

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Fourth International Women of the Mountains Conference in 2015

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