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Case for optimism: Real-world success stories of indigenous and rural women claiming their rights

26 May 2019, 7:09 am Written by  Lindsay Bigda, Senior Officer for Communications and Advocacy, RRI
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Across the globe, indigenous and rural women make invaluable contributions to their communities and toward global sustainable development and climate goals.

They use, manage, and conserve the community territories that comprise over 50 percent of the world’s land and support up to 2.5 billion people.

The problem: Despite women’s crucial roles as forest and household managers, food providers, and leaders of rural enterprises, the land rights of indigenous and rural women remain constrained by unjust laws and practices. Women are often locked out of decision-making processes at all levels, threatening their economic security and personal agency, as well as the forests they manage and protect.


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