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Women’s rights and empowerment

Forest loss for large-scale agriculture and extractive industries goes hand in hand with violence against women

5 Jun, 2020

by John C. Cannon, originally published on Mongabay Gender-based violence shakes communities in the wake of forest loss Women in the province of East New Britain in Papua New Guinea say they have faced increasing domestic violence, along with issues like teenage pregnancy and drug abuse, in their communities as logging and oil palm plantations have moved in. Traditionally, women have been the stewards of the land and passed it down to their children, but they say they’ve felt sidelined …

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