Monday, July 30, 2012
PUBLICATION: Securing Women’s Tenure and Leadership for Forest Management (RRI)
New research released by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) shows that despite more understanding, more resources, and policy recommendations, women continue to be largely marginalized and ignored or exploited in community based resource management processes throughout Asia.
This new research links analyses on the status of forest tenure rights and gender rights across South and South East Asia. The suite of analyses demonstrate that exclusion and inequality on gender grounds are still rife and complicated by the intersection of cultural and social norms, economic pressures, and inadequate legal and institutional frameworks. Authors of the studies call for emerging programs and policies to combat climate change or encourage sustainable development to incorporate lessons learned.
Download the full report or its individual components here.