Rural women in the Himalayas are making their voices heard

A woman in India

Women living in India's Himalayan mountain ranges are gaining control over their natural resources and their lives by utilizing their local wisdom.

The Community Awareness Centre (AADHAR), is a grassroots organization that seeks to empower these rural women by documenting, protecting and promoting their indigenous knowledge.

AADHAR's Reetu Sogani who was recently in New York for a UN meeting on the status of women, has been researching the traditional knowledge in the Himalayas for the past eight years.

She told Jocelyne Sambira how these women are improving their economic status and making their voices heard.

Duration: 5'14''

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