New IFAD/CGIAR note on Gender and Pastoralism: Issues to consider, tools to use
- Impact Area
Women’s participation in community governance and local development is often limited by patriarchal discourses, biases, and norms that define gender roles. Given pastoralist women’s role as resource managers, agents of change, and development actors, securing their place in decision making processes and enhancing their access to services and market opportunities represent strategic investments in pastoral societies. Investing in pastoralist women is also important to reverse certain malpractices such as limited recognition of their inheritance rights.