Gender mainstreaming in forest and land laws

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In order to promote the participation of vulnerable social groups (indigenous peoples, youth, women) in land management in their communities, LandCam identifies gender-sensitive good practices in existing legislation. To this end, a multi-stakeholder workshop on gender mainstreaming in forestry and land laws was held on 28 and 29 November in Kribi.

A Traditional ruler

More than 40 participants, representing administrations, CSOs, community leaders, traditional chiefs, the media and decentralized territorial communities, contributed to the exchanges and group works. The objective of the meeting was to present the results of the experts' research and to lay the foundation for a multi-stakeholder platform on this issue.

A detailed assessment of gender consideration at the local level was made and good practices in gender mainstreaming in land and forest governance were identified.

Working groups session

Participants made proposals for ongoing law reforms, such as the inclusion of gender quotas in all forest management entities and land advisory commissions, and the need to strengthen the protection of the land rights of girls and widows in laws and regulations under reform.