HIMAWANTI: Women of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas Edited by Anupam Bhatia Artwork by Param Meyangbo Published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2001 Price - Not stated
In 1995, 17 women from the Hindu-Kush Himalaya came together to form the Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resources Management Network (himawanti) to share their experiences and collective knowledge on natural resource management in mountainous regions. By 1999, the organisation had spread to several states and districts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. Today, himawanti is a formally registered autonomous organisation based in Kathmandu with an objective to promote the development of an economically and environmentally sound mountain eco-system and to improve the living standards of the mountain populations through action plans and workshops.
This trilingual (English, Hindi and Nepali) publication dwells on the various aspects of women's roles in natural resource management in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya -- the need for their empowerment, what they can do for their upliftment and general development of their communities and the challenges they face. Presented in an attractive format and lavishly illustrated with paintings by Param Meyangbo, it outlines the activities undertaken by himawanti in South Asia's mountainous regions, and their prospects and plans for the future.
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