Women around the world live and work on lands that are collectively held by their community. Yet, women’s interests are rarely given equal weight with those of men in governance and decision-making on collectively-held land; often their needs are excluded altogether. As the global community takes steps to integrate indigenous and local communities’ perspectives into decisions around climate change, women are at risk of double-exclusion. Because gender dynamics are defined culturally, and are associated with long-held traditions, the question is often raised: What can be done?
This panel aims to answer that question, and help to show what gender justice looks like on collectively held lands. We’ll explore ground-tested, practical strategies that have been employed to ensure that women and men’s needs on collective lands are treated equally, and hear first hand what can be done to facilitate women’s meaningful engagement in governance and leadership in decisions that impact them.
Through the lens of a variety of different projects focused on improving women’s land tenure security and their role in governance of collectively held lands, moderator Elisa Scalise will begin by sharing Resource Equity’s Starting With Women Toolkit, and then guide panelists Eileen Wakeshso, Philippine Sutz, Elizabeth Daley, and Narangerel Yansanjav as they give concrete, practice-oriented guidance on what works for women on collectively-held lands. They’ll highlight gender-responsive project design, lessons learned, and recommendations on how these approaches can be scaled and replicated in other regions.
* simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French and Russian
سيكون للحدث ترجمة فورية باللغة العربية
interprétation simultanée en français