Gender and Natural Resource Governance: Addressing inequalities and empowering women for sustainable ecosystem management

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Around the world, women and men hold different roles and responsibilities, knowledge and experiences and rights and power when it comes to governing natural resources. In most contexts, women and men have varying levels of access and control over these resources. The diverse values and priorities related to natural resources between women and men derive distinct and vital benefits for livelihoods and ecosystems. This SRJS brief reviews why gender equality and social equity is important for natural resource governance: improving environmental and social outcomes.

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