Mainstreaming gender into forest policies in Asia and the Pacific

March 2015


This report was developed as a part of the regional initiative, ‘Mainstreaming gender into forest policies of developing Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) member countries,’ funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP). The report tries to understand how gender perspectives are being integrated in the forest policies of eight APFC member countries. Two of the countries are from South Asia (Nepal and Sri Lanka) and six are from Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam).

The initiative has also developed a series of policy briefs: Gender and forests in a changing landscape, which highlight the key challenges that prevail for women and outline recommendations to promote gender mainstreaming further in forestry.