Report | Critical approaches to gender in mountain ecosystems

Women play a key role in nature conservation, yet they often lack the inputs, technologies, training and extension services, and various enablers and linkages that can enhance the effectiveness of their efforts. Evidence indicates that gender-inclusive and gender-sensitive conservation practices have far-reaching multiplier impacts. This report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) brings out gender specific knowledge for ecosystem management in mountain regions. Insights are collated from India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, and the Togo-Ghana Highlands — including from GAGGA partner Les Compagnons Rureaux. The chapters capture diverse approaches to nature stewardship examined through a gender lens at the regional, national and sub-national level.