Women’s solutions for conservation and sustainable development in the Amazon

Project leaderPeter Cronkleton
Location Brazil, Colombia, Peru
Project statusON-GOING
Project start2020-09-07
Project end2021-09-06

The Amazone Sustainable Landscape (ASL) Project ASL commissioned a study to design a strategy to improve gender sensitive conservation and sustainable development interventions in the Amazon. This project supports the ASL’s initiative on providing an analysis of existing gender gaps in the region, focusing on successful cases to be identified in the ASL areas of intervention (in Brazil, Colombia and Peru), where women (indigenous, afro-descendants, protected areas (PA) residents, campesinas, fisherwomen and/or peri-urban dwellers) have improved gender balance in terms of increased participation and decision making, greater access and control over natural resources, and/or increased access to socioeconomic benefits from natural resources use. The project highlights key obstacles and barriers (inter alia legal, institutional, cultural) women from the case studies face, explains the gender gaps, and identifies the strategies or proposals to overcome them.


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