Factsheet: Gender Dimensions of Climate Change

Rural, indigenous people live in two simultaneous situations. While they have highly developed capabilities for management of biodiverse natural resources, they are lodged in a discriminated, excluded existence, away from the centre stage of economic and technological change. Their ecological systems are largely stressed by corporate control of resources, coupled with a general disregard of their knowledge.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Productive resources; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Human rights

Resource type: Position papers

Publication year: 2011

Number of pages: 2

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)