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dc.contributor.authorChristie, Maria Elisa
dc.contributor.authorGiri, Kalpana
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-16T20:32:38Z
dc.date.available2018-03-16T20:32:38Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/82518
dc.description.abstractThis article asks why there are relatively few women at the Institute of Forestry (IOF) and in the field of forestry in Nepal. It explores the obstacles to entering and succeeding in this male-dominated field from women’s perspectives, and makes recommendations for increasing their participation. Based on “focus group discussions” and interviews with nearly 50 women, the authors considered issues of power and participation relevant to the gendered experience and profession of forestry in Nepal. Obstacles ranged from socio-cultural biases against women, to harassment during field trips, to being assigned purely administrative duties in the workplace. The article draws on theoretical approaches to gender in organizations, masculinities, and gendered knowledge. It calls for equitable, institutional transformation at the IOF that would in turn help graduates to better address social aspects of forestry.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe wish to thank all the women who participated in our research, as well as Dr. Jeannette Gurung, Director of WOCAN, for her insights and support.This publication was made possible by the United States Agency for International Development and the generous support of the American People for the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Collaborative Research Support Program under terms of Cooperative Agreement No. EPP-A-00-04-00013-00 to the Office of International Research and Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Research for this article was made possible in part by Higher Education for Development with funding from the United States Agency for International Development for the Establishment of a Memorial Center of Excellence at the Institute of Forestry under terms of Cooperative Agreement AEG-A-00-05- 00007-00 to Virginia Tech.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Journalsen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectmasculinitiesen_US
dc.subjectequityen_US
dc.subjectwomen's narrativesen_US
dc.subjectforestryen_US
dc.subjectinclusionen_US
dc.subjectInstitute of Forestryen_US
dc.subjectNepalen_US
dc.titleChallenges and experiences of women in the forestry sector in Nepalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.title.serialInternational Journal of Sociology and Anthropologyen_US
dc.identifier.volume3en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US


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