This one-page document provides recommendations from the Global Biodiversity Forum as to how to best promote gender equality at COP6 of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought and in the implementation of the UNCCD. It considers recommendations for the secretariat, Global Mechanism, Committee on Science and technology, Committee for Review of Implementation of the Convention, and Committee of the Whole.
This policy paper addresses the interlinkages between societies and biodiversity in order to achieve the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) objective of fair and equitable benefits sharing from the utilizatiob of genetic resources. Women’s experiences have often been excluded in the decision-making process which means that policies are missing the knowledge possessed by women on their use, rights, and needs regarding local 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.