The Impacts of Forest Concession on Women’s Lives
The data from Global Forest Watch (GFW) records a massive loss of tree covers in peat lands in Pelalawan Regency and Siak Regency, Riau, which could lead to prolonged forest fires. Currently, the proportion of degraded forests is much larger than the proportion of natural ones, potentially causing an extended impact on women who are highly dependent on forest conditions. The increasingly fast rate of deforestation each year is triggered by the large number of concessions granted to plantation and forest-based companies, thus limiting the people’s access to forests and natural resources.
WRI Annual Programs Report, 2004
In January 2005, WRI had finalized the editing of the three publications that planned to be published in March 2005. As consequence of WRI’s research findings, WRI received many invitations to present its research experience and thought particularly in the impact of regional autonomy towards women’s participation. WRI’s people also being asked to facilitate how to mainstream gender perspective in activities such as poverty reduction, capacity development in the context of regional autonomy.