Equal opportunities, gender, justice and tenure

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Forest communities have an intimate understanding of their natural resources and are more likely to manage them effectively when they have clear rights to their land. Women hold much of this knowledge and, when they are free to make key decisions, can help bring positive changes to the physical and cultural landscape. And when land and forest tenure laws are clear and rights are honored in practice, local and international investors will help sustainable forest-based enterprises grow.

As a cornerstone of sustainable forest management, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is committed to addressing the inequalities between the men and women who depend on forests for their homes and livelihoods.


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