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Environmental Government: Gender Opportunities and Shift of Intersectional Inequalities (Uttarakhand, India)
Létang Mauve  1, 2@  
1 : UMR Espaces, Nature et Cultures  (ENeC)
CNRS : UMR8185
Maison de la recherche, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris -  France
2 : Centre des Études Himalayennes  (CEH)
CNRS : UPR299, Centre des Études Himalayennes
7 rue guy mocquet, 94800 Villejuif -  France

In Sarmoli (Himalayas), the forest is a livelihood uses for fuelwood, lumber, grazing, for the valuable medicinal plants and as a sacred place. As the employment structure shows, women are less involved in wage labors and are more daily forest dependent than men. 

Based on this statement, local development have to include women in environmental decisions. Here, women were mobilized and organized in collective up to become the most powerful stakeholders concerning village's environmental management. By the bundle of right that this collective grant, the imposed prerequisites, and the allowed prerogatives, the environmental management became elitist and shift the socio-economic inequalities in the village community. 

This paper would come on the limits of the unidimensional approach for gender inequalities in decisions making and would show the need to consider an including approach of the balance of power creating inequalities (ethnic, castes, etc.) in the village community. 

 

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