Good for People

Empowering Women

Women’s participation in Indigenous land and sea management programs is a win-win. Ranger programs provide a unique opportunity for women living in remote communities to be empowered through employment. And their specific cultural knowledge and skills means a holistic approach is taken to land and sea country management.

Women now hold close to half of the casual ranger positions.

A strategy to increase the employment of Indigenous women rangers started in 2011, in particular through offering flexible working arrangements and creating specific women ranger groups.