This issue will explore how gender plays a role in the management and conservation of World Heritage. Case studies include Mount Athos (Greece) – forbidden to women and children; Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range (Japan); Flemish Béguinages (Belgium) – béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world; and Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (Uganda).
An interview with Farida Shaheed, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, throws light on gender equality and human rights in cultural heritage conservation.
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