arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender

  • Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
  • Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
  • Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres Photo: IUCN

“If we ignore gender, there is no doubt that we will fail in our efforts to strengthen forests’ contribution to poverty reduction, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development… This edition of arborvitae, produced jointly with IUCN’s Senior Gender Advisor, takes a fresh look at some of these issues and considers how gender is being addressed both on the ground and in policy discussions on climate change and REDD. By highlighting the importance of gender during this International Year of Forests, we hope to help move the debate forward and centre to give it the recognition that it deserves.”

Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCN's Forest Conversation Programme
and
Lorena Aguilar, IUCN Senior Gender Advisor

Work area: 
Business
Business
Climate Change
WBCSD
Economics
Ecosystems
Ecosystems
Energy
Forests
Gender
Global Policy
Climate Change
Marine
Members
Protected Areas
Species
Water
Species
Protected Areas
Ecosystems
Social Policy
Environmental Law
Environmental Law
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Energy
Forests
Livelihoods
Locally Controlled Forests
Forests
REDD+
World Heritage
Forests
Location: 
Asia
South America
Mesoamerica
North America
Europe
Mediterranean
East and Southern Africa
West and Central Africa
West Asia
Oceania
Asia
Project and Initiatives: 
Mangroves for the Future 
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