The Challenges of Securing Women’s Tenure and Leadership for Forest Management

A Summary of the Asian Experience

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative

Date: July 20, 2012

New research released by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) at the International Workshop on Gender and Forest Tenure in Asia and Collective Forest Tenure Reform in China shows that despite more understanding, more resources, and policy recommendations, women continue to be largely marginalized and ignored or exploited in community based resource management processes throughout Asia. This research provides the most comprehensive continent wide analysis on the status of forest tenure rights and gender rights.

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