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Women and natural resources: Unlocking the peacebuilding potential

Women and natural resources: Unlocking the peacebuilding potential
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO). November 2013
  • This report aims to: (i) improve the understanding of the complex relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and (ii) make the case for pursuing gender equality, women's empowerment and sustainable natural resource management together in support of peacebuilding. Part 1 provides an analysis of the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources, including land, renewable and extractive resources. Part 2 discusses entry points for peacebuilding practitioners to address risks and opportunities related to women and natural resource management, focusing on political participation, protection and economic empowerment.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Gender, Participation, Water management
  • Main target audience: Civil society, Decision makers, Governments, International community, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Recommendations
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