Policy and strategy

Sustainable Development Goals Policy Brief - Gender and Environment:Empowering Rural Women

12 September 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Policy Briefs highlight key issues identified in the Sustainable Development Goals and show how they matter to development decision makers and practitioners. The evidence provided builds on the scientific data and information hosted on Environment Live and is complemented by stories from Regions and Countries. This Brief highlights the important link between women and men’s access to land, natural resources and biodiversity.Women constitute approximately half of the rural labour force and are economically active in each subsector of the rural economy. Their livelihoods are often based on access to and control over natural resources.