Tropical Forest Update

Embracing the equality of women and men

Women have always been part of forestry—as custodians of traditional
knowledge, as gatherers and users of diverse forest products, increasingly as
forestry professionals, and much more. But rarely have they been on equal
footing with men in their access and rights to resources, in forest-related
decision-making, and in the opportunities they receive to develop forest-based
businesses and careers. This edition of the TFU features articles—written mainly by women—showing some of the ways in which women are making important contributions to sustainable forest management and leading the way to a more egalitarian future.


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