The range of measures often emphasized in gendered efforts to reverse desertification and land degradation and mitigate the effects of drought (DLDD) include improving the participation of women in decision-making, building the capacity of women’s organizations, eliminating illiteracy among women, minimizing the heavy workload on women and eliminating gender disparities in employment and in the […]
Since its inception the UNCCD has recognized the role of women in ensuring sustainable livelihoods and by encouraging the equal participation of women in capacity building. The UNCCD is the only Rio Convention which has gender and women’s’ empowerment included in the Convention text. The UNCCD Advocacy Policy Framework (APF) on gender, approved by the COP10 […]
Drylands face indisputable development challenges, including limited water resources, relatively low biological productivity, and a history of political and economic exclusion. Traditional gender inequalities and conflict situations exacerbate these challenges. However, drylands also possess valuable assets, such as their unique natural resources, diverse cultures and resilient communities. Despite these assets, dryland populations — particularly in […]
This publication illustrates that as keepers of traditional knowledge, women pastoralists make an important contribution towards the sustainable management of land and natural resources the world over. It also suggests that with the right support, they can meet the challenges that lie ahead.
En su fase inicial, la EGEDS-PY recopiló la información y datos disponibles y los relacionó con el contexto de desigualdad existente entre mujeres y hombres en la Península de Yucatán. Se centró en diversos sectores vinculados con el desarrollo sostenible como son: educación y participación económica, medios de vida, tenencia de la tierra, participación social […]
En su fase inicial, la EGEDS-PY recopiló la información y datos disponibles y los relacionó con el contexto de desigualdad existente entre mujeres y hombres en la Península de Yucatán. Se centró en diversos sectores vinculados con el desarrollo sostenible como son: educación y participación económica, medios de vida, tenencia de la tierra, participación social y […]
A powerful tool in the fight against climate change: Small farmers with secure rights to land are better environmental stewards.
The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa, through effective action at all levels with a view to contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in affected areas.
This is a modular instrument for use in rural development projects with a focus on sustainable land management. The goal of this publication is to provide tools to help meet the challenge of understanding gender issues in sustainable land management and project development. The target audience is development staff at the project and programme levels, as well as policy-makers and organizations.
The goal of this document is to increase the capacity of Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) scientists to integrate gender issues into research. As requested by CIFOR staff and scientists, this document explores what integrating gender entails with specific recommendations about what can be done, by whom, and for what purpose. It provides a detailed explanation of gender as a socially-constructed concept and various key ways that gender issues impact forestry concerns.