Actions and Solutions
- Identify culturally-appropriate efforts that give women an equal voice in managing the family’s livestock assets and making household decisions. Effective interventions are informed by how women and men view gender-related roles in livestock production. These perceptions are constantly evolving and vary widely by age, gender, geographic location, cultural customs and religious beliefs.
- Assess and understand how efforts to advance sustainable livestock can affect gender disparities. For example, making livestock more profitable can intensify disparities by prompting men to seek even greater control.
- Promote livestock assets transfer and other interventions that help women climb a ‘livestock ladder’ from, for example, owning a few chickens to a cow or a buffalo.
- Support legislation that promotes equal control and use by women and men of livestock and their products as well as access to critical inputs like land and water.