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Women’s rights and empowerment

Women’s leadership in forest conservation and governance is central for an equal future: Voices from GFC

8 Mar, 2021

For an inclusive and just future in a COVID-19 world and beyond, we recognise that gender equality and addressing structural barriers of patriarchy, extractivism, racism and capitalism go hand in hand. Women’s leadership in decision-making platforms is central to this, enabling the priorities, needs and experiences of women in all their diversity and their communities to be heard. More often than not, forest and environmental governing bodies are still male-dominated and policies still do not take gender into account. This …

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