medicinal plants

Gender Makes the Difference: Medicinal Plants

Women’s ethnobotanical knowledge and medicinal knowledge are often unexplored and undervalued. Only when the knowledge and contributions made by women are clearly ackowledged and valued will it be possible to promote effective patricipation of women in decision-making processes regarding the conservation and distribution of medicinal plants at the local and international levels.

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Gender and Biodiversity

This factsheet explains the important role of women around the world in protecting biodiversity, including agricultural biodiversity, medicinal plants, protected areas, and tropical forests.

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