Bulletin | 29 July 2021
New tool for policymakers
A context-specific tool shared to create broader awareness,
adaptation, and application in environmental programming.
This summary collates top considerations and recommendations from IUCN’s expansive study on Gender-based Violence and Environment Linkages: The Violence of Inequality. Published in this critical post-2020 period of environmental decision-making, and with less than a decade to meet targets of Agenda 2030 and overlapping Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this summary is designed to support policymakers in addressing and responding to GBV-ENV links.
Hear from trailblazers addressing GBV-ENV linkages
See this profile on Amelia Arreguín, an activist from Mexico working in various advocacy spheres on women's and girl's human rights across the environment sector, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Women's Caucus. Hear more on how biodiversity policy can address GBV challenges.
In Kenya and Peru, IUCN Members are working with local partners through the USAID Resilient, Inclusive & Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge to address GBV in environment-related programming. See a short story on how Conservation International, PROMSEX, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association, Fauna & Flora International, and others are taking action to protect people and biodiversity.
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Learn. Act. Create change.
The GBV and Environment Linkages Center is hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) under its Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) partnership with USAID. It works to close the knowledge gap on GBV-environment issues while mobilizing learning and forging collaborative action towards ending GBV and securing environmental sustainability.
Cross-sector partnerships.
Pioneering learning.
USAID’s Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge identifies and funds the innovative application of promising or proven interventions that prevent and respond to gender-based violence across programs that address the access, use, control, and management of natural resources.
Filling information gaps.
Making the case.
Tailored technical support.
Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) is a collaboration between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase the effectiveness of environment programming through the robust integration of gender considerations, while improving gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes.
The information provided in this email is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.