Planning landscape restoration often means evaluating forest health, water flows, or the availability of choice seedlings.  It should also mean talking to women. 

We are proud to introduce a case study-based blog series on gender and restoration. Forest landscape restoration is an important and innovative approach to bringing natural function back to degraded land in a way that benefits nature and people. But key questions need to be answered: can women's existing roles and knowledge be leveraged to advance the restoration process? Will a lack of rights to land or title mean women will be left out of this second natural revolution? And can the large and growing global restoration movement benefit women and men alike?

This series presents new stories, ideas, and perspectives on this important issue, particularly how we can:

  • Advance restoration by incorporating women, together with men, into the process; and
  • Ensure that women and men benefit equally from the restoration of degraded land.

Please read through our case study stories below. If you have a unique persepctive, story or experience to share - please write to us at flr@iucn.org to contribute to this on-going series.