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Forest conservation in central and West Africa: Opportunities and risks for gender equity

Harris-Fry, H; Grijalva-Eternod, C; (2016) Forest conservation in central and West Africa: Opportunities and risks for gender equity. In: Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues. (pp. 89-105). Routledge: Oxford, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In recent years, the forestry sector has tried to mainstream gender1 into legislation, policies and programs in order to promote “women’s empowerment” (FAO 2007). This focus on women in gender mainstreaming has arisen because women have often been more excluded from forest conservation governance, employment and decision making than men (FAO 2007). Case studies have shown how the inclusion of women in forest conservation programs can empower women by, for example, increasing women’s incomes or promoting female participation in forest management committees (Schroeder 1995; Yatchou 2011).

Type: Book chapter
Title: Forest conservation in central and West Africa: Opportunities and risks for gender equity
ISBN-13: 9781138955035
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781315666624
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/978131566624
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1492986
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