A call to protect women’s rights in Solomon Islands’ forestry legislation, policy and practice

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Key messages

  • Gender inequality and gender-based violence are major development issues throughout Solomon Islands.
  • Injustices against women and girls are particularly pronounced in the logging sector.
  • Solomon Islands is making important advances towards designing policies that aim to achieve gender equity, but these advances are yet to become visible within the forestry sector.
  • This info brief summarizes research on the impacts of logging operations on Solomon Islands’ women and girls.
  • It calls for the development of legislation, policy and practice that ensures gender equity in logging operations and offers recommendations for doing so.
  • The National Forest Policy and ongoing review of the Forest Resources and Timber Utilization Act provide important opportunities to address the gender injustices that characterize the Solomon Islands’ logging sector.

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https://doi.org/10.17528/cifor/008205
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