livelihoods

Many studies have shown the benefits to women of secure rights to land: when their rights are secure, their status in the community and within the household can increase, their income can increase, and they and their families are less likely to be underweight or malnourished. It is crucial, therefore, that women be consulted and empowered in order to ensure that they benefit from collective land tenure reforms.

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The Alliance, in collaboration with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), has created a set of indicators, methodologies, and tools for measuring the diverse social and economic impacts of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels initiatives. For users of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels, the social and economic impacts may include reductions […]

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Armonización legislativa: condición necesaria para enfrentar el cambio climático y conservar la biodiversidad con igualdad de género

La Evaluación de Género y Desarrollo Sostenible en la Península de Yucatán, México (EGEDS-PY) es una iniciativa de la Oficina Regional de México, América Central y el Caribe (ORMACC) y la Oficina Global de Género (OGG) de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN). En su fase inicial, la EGEDS-PY recopiló información […]

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Women often use natural resources differently than men yet frequently have minimal influence on how local resources are managed. An emerging hypothesis is that empowering more women in local resource decision-making may lead to better resource governance and conservation. Here we focus on the forestry and fisheries sectors to answer the question: What is the […]

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In the fields of environmental governance and biodiversity conservation, there is a growing awareness that gender has an influence on resource use and management. Several studies argue that empowering women in resource governance can lead to beneficial outcomes for resource sustainability and biodiversity conservation. Yet how robust is the evidence to support this claim? Here […]

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