Cultural space of the Yaaral and Degal Read more on the element
© Modibo Bagayoko / DNCP

Considering that certain cultural expressions are gender specific, gender relations in a given community play a crucial role in creating and recreating intangible cultural heritage worldwide. While acknowledging the existence of various types of gender relations and its importance in ICH safeguarding, UNESCO’s actions on ICH and gender aims at raising awareness about the importance of gender equality.

Below can be consulted meetings and projects that are or have already been organized/implemented on the subject of ICH and women/gender. Several research and specific pilot projects on ICH and gender are planned in the future.

    Expert meeting on Gender and Intangible Cultural Heritage

    8 - 10 December 2003

    Paris (France)

    Expert meeting on Women, Intangible Heritage and Development

    25 - 27 June 2001

    Tehran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

    International Symposium on the Role of Women in the Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    27 - 30 September 1999

    Tehran (Iran (Islamic Republic of))