Three lessons for gender equity in biodiversity conservation

Lau, Jacqueline D. (2020) Three lessons for gender equity in biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology, 34 (6). pp. 1589-1591.

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Amid a growing global agenda, biodiversity conservation has embraced gender equity as a pillar of equitable and effective practice. Gender equity has become enshrined in the global environment and development agenda through global commitments, policy and funding. However, for various reasons, conservation biodiversity often takes a simplistic view of gender as synonymous with women or as a dualism between women and men. This narrow view risks promoting inequitable processes and ineffective outcomes. Deeper engagement with feminist theory, and feminist political ecology in particular, could help advance biodiversity conservation’s approach to how gender is understood, framed and integrated. Engaging with lessons from feminist political ecology can help advance gender equity in conservation through attention to power dynamics, intersectionality, and subjectivity.

Item ID: 62918
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1523-1739
Keywords: feminist political ecology; interdisciplinary; intersectionality; gender relationships; social science; subjectivity; norms
Copyright Information: © 2020 Society for Conservation Biology. This is an Open Access article distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.
Funders: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies)
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 04:26
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified @ 35%
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