Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development

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This book provides an insight into both biodiversity and gender. It recognises the vital role of women in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and affirms the need for the full participation of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation in the conservation of biological diversity. Analytic, integrative in approach, and clearly presented, this book is aimed at environmentalists, natural resource scientists, environmental practitioners and policy-makers.



Introduction to Gender: Issues and Concepts

We live in a gendered world. Everywhere we look, we see differences between how males and females are situated in society, what they do, where they gather in groups, to what degree they have access to and control over resources, etc. Although it is easy to accept as fact that men and women are actually different in some ways and to appreciate the differences, what is increasingly difficult to accept is that women around the world are discriminated against in particular ways simply because they were born female.


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