A sustainable future is only possible if women and men, girls and boys can thrive. In agriculture, addressing gender inequality and promoting women’s rights is an essential part of advancing human rights and sustainable economic development of families and communities. It’s also an often overlooked climate solution and an effective way to increase farm productivity.
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In this video, participants and colleagues in Cameroon’s Western Highlands talk about the impact this work has had in their lives and their hopes for the future.
If ever there were a question as to whether community forestry is an excellent conservation strategy, one would only have to look to the concessions of the Maya Biosphere Reserve for an answer—and to the women leaders who live there.
Studies show that climate change disproportionately affects women and girls. Yet their intrinsic bond with the natural landscape is what makes women ideal sustainability leaders.
Meet 5 incredible women in sustainability who have successfully transformed their communities and the landscapes around them.
Gender equality is essential for sustainability. It will take steady collective action to transform oppressive systems and advance the rights of women and girls. Here’s what we’re doing to get there.