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  • Jun 26, 2018 · News Item
    New Design For Health Resources and Website
    New Design For Health Resources and Website
    Significant progress has been made in global health. Child and maternal mortality are declining, and life expectancy is on the rise. However, as our Sustainable Development Goals illustrate, more progress can—and must—be made. Through improvements in current practices and the… More
  • May 24, 2018 · News Item
    Women Marine Guards Protect the Underwater “Treasure”
    The long stretch of pinkish white sand of Subic Beach in the Philippines’ Calintaan Island has become a popular tourist destination during the past decade. The exquisite waters surrounding the beach are part of the San Bernardino Strait – a… More

Recent Additions to the Portal

  • Jul 16, 2018 · Link
    New Resources on Conservation Enterprises
    USAID's Office of Forestry and Biodiversity is excited to announce the release of "The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation." This rare look-back at conservation… More
  • Jul 11, 2018 · Document
    Nature of CE story map
  • Jul 11, 2018 · Document
    Photo Story: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-Year Retrospective Evaluation
    “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-Year Retrospective Evaluation” photo story is a collection of images from six conservation enterprise sites in the Philippines, Guatemala, Uganda, and Nepal. These photos tell the story of the businesses that generate economic and… More
  • Jul 09, 2018 · Link
    Virtual Fisheries Academy
    Environmental Defense Fund’s Virtual Fisheries Academy is an online learning center with free, interactive e-courses on fishery management topics. Current courses cover three topics: Introduction to Fisheries Management, Territorial Use Rights for Fishing, and Data-Limited Fisheries Management. The Virtual Fisheries… More


Power and Potential: Governments Fail to Protect Indigenous and Rural Women's Land Rights

A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Regulations Concerning Women's Rights to Community Forests

Equal rights and opportunities for women are not only matters of justice and dignity. When women and girls have equal rights in law and practice, their communities and countries also benefit. Indigenous and rural women make up more than half of the 2.5 billion people who customarily own and use the world’s community lands, yet they have been largely absent from discussions of women’s property rights and broader development agendas.

A new analysis from RRI provides an unprecedented assessment of 80 legal frameworks regulating indigenous and rural women’s community forest rights in 30 developing countries comprising 78 percent of the developing world’s forests. .

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