Women as Change Agents in the World’s Rangelands: Synthesis and Way Forward
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Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index
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CitationCoppock, D. L., Fernández-Giménez, M. E., & Harvey, J. (2013). Women as change agents in the world’s rangelands: Synthesis and way forward. Rangelands, 35(6), 82-90.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractOn the Ground • We know relatively little about women and rangelands because gender has not been a major focus of rangeland research and outreach. • “Gender gaps” and “leaky pipelines” negatively affect women who live on rangelands as well as professional women in range research, teaching, and outreach. Fixing gaps and leaks is important for gender equity and rangeland stewardship. • Prominent barriers for women worldwide include male-dominated hierarchies, heavy workloads, and restricted access to the means of production. • Despite barriers, rangeland women are “change agents” who improve circumstances for families, peer groups, and communities. • Barriers can be addressed via research, education, and policy.