Women, Children and the Environment
The relationship between women, children and the environment stems from the natural and social status in the society. Women for instance have the primary responsibility of rearing children and managing the household. Thus, in their interaction with the environment they engage in activities that can make or mar the environment. Much as women play a key role in managing environmental resources, they do not have managerial control and are most times deprived of opportunity to participate in decision making.
ELRI seeks to promote changes in policies regarding women’s participation and contribution in decisions and laws regulating environment. ELRI’s strategy lies in the utilization of capacity building and policy analysis to provide the context in which policy makers can view women and children as economic parameters in the sustenance of the environment