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The Eastern Himalaya region covers a geographical area that spans five nations and has diverse landscapes a multitude of ethnic groups and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The region is relatively poor in terms of GDP and per capita income; industrialization and infrastructure is under-developed; climate-induced disasters are frequent and maternal and infant mortality rates are high. Economic constraints combined with restrictive cultural norms create barriers for women in education employment and decision-making thus further entrenching unequal gender relations. This book explores the ways in which gender-sensitive and inclusive policies can be developed to address the basic issues of marginalization livelihood poverty and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas. The essays in the volume touch upon current concerns such as the economic and social challenges faced by women their control over resources questions of patriarchy discrimination conflict gender rights and equity information empowerment and participation and women as agents of change. This volume will be useful to researchers and scholars in gender studies sociology and social anthropology development studies economic and human geography politics northeast and Himalayan studies South Asian studies as also to policymakers and those in the development sector and nongovernmental organizations.