Gender and forests in Nicaragua's autonomous regions: Legal architecture

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There is a strong legal foundation for gendered approaches to forests and forest resources due to constitutional guarantees and principles of gender equity throughout much of Nicaragua's legal and policy framework. There are important gaps, however: though laws and policies promoting gender equity mention economic resources and the environment, those pertaining specifically to the environment and forests fail to address gender or women. In addition, implementation requires more explicit priorities and mandates, targeted budgets, human resources, capacity building and strategies and planning that include monitoring, indicators and systematic evaluation.

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