Women, Panchayats and Natural Resource Management
By Seema Mallik
Based on a feminist environmentalist approach and a capability approach, this study argues that increased women's participation in India's natural resource management will ensure not only the efficient functioning and long-term sustainability of institutions, but also boost women's empowerment. To overcome discrimination based on the gender division of labor and property, women need to increase their bargaining powers and strengthen their role and capabilities in forest management through greater participation in decision-making. The field-based study has highlighted that both men and women have a stake in forest regeneration and protection, though from different perspectives. The book focuses on the role of India's Panchayati Raj Institutions in forest management and, with special reference to women's participation, provides useful insights.
Publication Date: 10/1/2011
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