Gender-sensitive hiking

A TAZIRGA PROJECT

In “Ellas, sabias huellas -Women, wise footprints" the paths travelled by local women live on, in a project of dissemination and recognition of the history of women. A journey from the past to the present day through activities in nature where women take a step forward.

In “Ellas, sabias huellas -Women, wise footprints" the paths travelled by local women live on, in a project of dissemination and recognition of the history of women. A journey from the past to the present day through activities in nature where women take a step forward.

THE PROJECT

ROUTES TO EQUALITY

“Ellas, sabias huellas” is a product of “Tazirga Wellness Tours” which highlights the role of rural women in the economic, social and cultural development of the island of Tenerife. “Ellas, sabias huellas – Women, wise footprints” is a hiking activity in which, along the way, real stories are told of women who walked and walk the paths of the trails.

THE RURAL WOMAN

WITHOUT THEM THERE ARE NO NEW PATHS

To advance on the road of equality, we need to recognise the footsteps of those who have walked this road before. In the case of rural women, this is even more important, as many of the innovative initiatives for the revival of rural life come from women who continue to keep traditional occupations alive and on which a significant part of the local culture of each place depends.

THE GOAL

WALKING TOGETHER

Our aim is to walk together towards the recognition of rural women. Step by step we move forward, building new paths towards equality, diversity and environmental, social and economic sustainability, but without forgetting where we came from and where we want to go.

WHO IT IS AIMED AT

THE WORLD

This project’s message is a global one. In every corner of the world there are stories of women who have built a legacy with their work. A cultural heritage that is scarcely acknowledged and which we have the duty to recognise. Nonetheless, and as a framework for this activity, the project is aimed at anyone who wishes to discover the stories of the women from the island of Tenerife and understand the fundamental role they played in economic, social and cultural development of the island, while understanding the significance of their legacy.

In order to continue building roads, we need to work with the next generations. Through the educational proposals of these routes we lend a hand to schools and educational centres in a common objective. Let’s walk together?

“Ellas, sabias huellas – Women, wise footprints” has a very clear goal: to create paths towards equality. Therefore, partnerships with different institutions are essential alliances in this joint commitment. Heritage, equality, tourism… All sectors coming together at the same meeting point!

The road to equality is not a journey you can take alone. You should do it with your family, with friends or in connection with your inner self. Thus, with a firm and conscious step, we invite you to follow these old paths in order to build new paths together. Shall we take a walk hand in hand?

TOURS

WOMEN AND THE ISLAND

Women and the midlands of the south

Arafo is a land rich in agricultural ecosystems. It is also a municipality with many female protagonists of these activities, such as the production of honey and the traditional grazing of Pelibuey sheep. For this reason, we will meet Carmen Gloria and Pilar, two rural women who live their lives among bees and sheep, leading to a fundamental practice of agricultural production and recovery of their traditions.

Women and tangible heritage

The Marquesses of Adeje played a very important role in the maintenance and construction of the artistic and architectural heritage of this rural area. Thanks to them we can walk through the streets and farming areas to understand a little better how Adeje society lived and still lives today. This trail is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our present through our history, a legacy that they preserved.

They are made from salt

Hands worn from collecting salt, family heritage passed down from mothers to daughters, tomato packers, and workers in the banana and sugar factories… They are an essential driving force in the natural enclave of Los Silos. Through this itinerary and testimonies such as those of Inmaculada, a Silos salt worker, you will learn why it’s impossible to talk about Los Silos without mentioning these women. Through this route and testimonies such as those of Inmaculada, Salinera Silense, we will know why talking about Los Silos is impossible if we do not talk about them.

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