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Indigenous women’s struggles to oppose state-sponsored deforestation in Chhattisgarh, India

Indigenous women’s struggles to oppose state-sponsored deforestation in Chhattisgarh, India
16 pages

Authors
Nandi, Sulakshana
Garg, Samir

Editors
Sweetman, Caroline
Journal
Gender & Development Volume 25 Issue 3 Natural Resource Justice

Publication date
09 Nov 2017

DOI
10.1080/13552074.2017.1379781

Publisher
Oxfam GB
Routledge

Type
Journal article

In Chhattisgarh state, nearly half the land area is covered with forests that are essential to the livelihoods and culture of the indigenous communities there. Tree felling has escalated in the past decades, with natural forests replaced by teak plantations. The article narrates the struggles of AAS, an organisation of indigenous women, for restoration of land and forest rights to the indigenous communities. It shows the importance of people’s organisations and their struggles for natural resource justice. Women have challenged the state, using a range of strategies.

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