Gender, Poverty and Environment in Rural Kyrgyzstan: Issues of Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity and Environmental Degradation
Knowledge about current practices, opportunities and barriers that rural people encounter in their everyday lives is crucial for ensuring fair and sustainable national programming and planning in Central Asia. This information booklet reports on research in rural Kyrgyz Republic on how to promote development that reduces poverty, saves natural environment and brings social justice. The research explores interlinkages among the issues of gender equality, rural poverty and environmental degradation. What are gender implications for sustainable livelihoods in rural Kyrgyzstan and what are gender-differentiated impacts of environmental degradation in Kyrgyzstan?. How gendered is natural resource management and access in rural Kyrgyzstan? What are the gendered effects of biodiversity loss and climate change? What risks are involved for women and men as environment continues to degrade? What is the level of knowledge, interests as well as attitudes and practices among women and men about environmental vulnerability and mitigation?