The SETAPAK program promotes good forest and land governance as fundamental to achieving sustainable forest management, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting low carbon economic growth. Gender justice is an overarching objective of the SETAPAK program. The program recognizes that gender justice needs to be prioritized across all processes, institutions and mechanisms of governance in order to promote and safeguard women’s engagement and rights.
SETAPAK is supporting its partners to achieve gender just forest and land governance. This means engaging women and marginalized communities in all stages of land use and forestry decision-making, and recognizing and protecting the rights of women and marginalized communities to access and derive livelihood benefits from forests and land. In this way, the SETAPAK program is ensuring that steps towards improved forest and land governance also improve women’s and men’s human rights and wellbeing.