Gender and land restoration
Global Land Outlook
When land is degraded and becomes scarce, women and girls are uniquely and differentially affected due to the major role they play in agriculture and food production, their heavy reliance on forests, their vulnerability to poverty, their lack of education, and their typically weak legal protections and social status. Mainstreaming gender responsiveness into land-restoration practice has two main benefits. First, it is desirable from a human rights and gender equality perspective. Second, it can promote the efficiency and effectiveness of land restoration.