Development in the most isolated, rural Himalayas



The Himalayan region’s population is 210 million. 15 million
(7%) of these people live in remote mountain areas
and
are among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged
in
the region. They invariably suffer from
malnutrition,
poor health and lack of education.
They rely heavily
on agriculture and are generally
ill-equipped 
to deal with change



While the world has progressed towards gender equality & women’s empowerment under the SDG’s, in remote areas such as the
remote Himalayas, women continue to suffer discrimination
and violence. Raised in a patriarchal society, they face great
hurdles and find themselves denied education and
inclusion in public & economic life. Nepal & Bhutan are
in the bottom 
25% of countries listed in the
Global Gender Gap scale


Members of remote Himalayan households are obliged to
leave their villages to find work. Almost 80% of
migrants are men, while women are left behind to
take on heavy physical labour, working the land
as well as coping with looking after family.
“Feminization of agriculture”
and “time poverty” are just two of the
adverse results