Gender and forestry in Uganda: Policy, legal and institutional frameworks

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The Government of Uganda has put in place a number of policies, legal and institutional frameworks that support equality between men and women. However, they are in most cases not backed up by relevant legal provisions for ensuring compliance among the different sector ministries and institutions. Consequently, the forest sector is still male dominated due to disparities in land and tree tenure which favour men against women. This study, therefore, seeks to inform policy makers of the gender gaps that impede participation of women in forest/natural resource management for redress; and contribute to enhancing women's involvement in decision making and benefit sharing for improved livelihoods.

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