Transforming the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment

This brief draws on ongoing research being carried out by CIFOR on gender and oil palm in Indonesia, and on collaboration between Oxfam and the RSPO Human Rights Working Group and the RSPO smallholder working group, to evaluate and recommend actions for enhancing the gender responsiveness of the RSPO and its social auditing mechanism. The findings of this Oxfam-commissioned study are useful for further refining the design of the RSPO certification and auditing mechanisms and implementation of P&C and accompanying guidance, as well as those of the ISPO and future (certification) initiatives in the oil palm sector.

Authors: Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Sophia Gnych and Cut Augusta Mindry Anandi

Source: CIFOR

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