Engendering Conservation Constituencies: Understanding the Links between Women’s Empowerment and Biodiversity Conservation Outcomes for PHE Programs

This case study, by consultant Nancy Diamond, demonstrates the application of a gender-integration tool that can be used by the conservation sector (called WWF Women’s Economic, Social, and Political Empowerment Tool or “WWESPE”), to the context of integrated population, health, environment (PHE) projects implemented by WWF-Nepal. The study focuses on the extent to which these WWF PHE projects contributed to women’s empowerment and/or conservation outcomes.