Gender issues in arid zones Women: actors in the combat against desertification

9 November, 2019

Author(s): Droy IsabelleBonnet BernardLoireau MaudRequier-Desjardins Mélanie 

Differentiated gender roles and activities

The economic and social organization of rural societies has a high level of gender differentiation in terms of rights, activities and responsibilities. This interacts with other aspects of social stratification based on factors such as ethnicity, statutory groups, religion and level of wealth. 

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.