Gender, tenure and customary practices in forest landscapes

TitleGender, tenure and customary practices in forest landscapes
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Year of Publication2022
AuthorsRECOFTC _
Place PublishedBangkok
Key themesEnvironment, Formalisation-titling, Gender, MarginalisedPeople, Policy-law

This report is based on 10 research projects carried out in 18 sites in seven countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam. Each study documented the legal frameworks and customary practices that affect indigenous women’s rights to access and manage forest resources and create restrictions on those rights. The research took place in early 2022. The studies provide unique perspectives into customary and statutory tenure and how the two models interact. They illustrate how traditional gender roles influence women’s customary tenure rights in ways that are common to several of the countries. They also highlight issues that need further investigation.


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