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Empowering women: defining the rights and responsibilities of local communities in resource management

Empowering women: A story from Xuan Thuy National Park 11 November 2011 | Blogs On October 26, 2011, I visited Xuan Thuy National Park in Nam Dinh Province to learn about a project to develop a co-management agreement between the park authorities and local clam collectors in the core zone of the park in order to both protect the rich resource base and benefit poor women. The project is being funded by the small grant facility of Mangroves for the Future (MFF), a partnership-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems. For more information about MFF, please visit: www.mangrovesforthefuture.org. The project focuses on female clam collectors because they work in particularly tough conditions: they spend up 10 hours a day (sometimes overnight) soaked in mud and water and earn less than $5 a day. They are also the most vulnerable to changes in the rules governing...

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