Gender-based violence and environment linkages:
The violence of inequality
Competition over increasingly scarce and degraded resources often leads to gender-based violence including sexual assault, domestic violence and forced prostitution, according to a new IUCN study published today through its project on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) . The study finds that these forms of violence are primarily used as a systemic means to reinforce existing privileges and power imbalances. French and Spanish language translations will be available in the near future.

Coming soon…

The gender-based violence and environment linkages library
The study, Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality , collates data and case studies from over 1000 sources and documents the extensive direct links between environmental pressures and gender-based violence. To increase knowledge on the connections, IUCN will release a new resource library to house infographics for download and a trove of news articles, reports, toolkits, and more for users to search through to find targeted information on GBV and environment linkages.
For more announcements and exciting updates, stay tuned...
For further reading…

Pressures over rights and access to natural resources are linked to gender-based violence
For a review of the breadth of the new publication launch, IUCN has produced a blog to share stories on why and how gender-based violence and environment linkages are fundamental to a rights-based approach to sustainable and environmental development work.


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Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) is a ten-year Public International Organization (PIO) grant to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that was established in 2014 and is managed by the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s (E3) Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The purpose of the grant is to increase the effectiveness of USAID’s environment programming through the robust integration of gender considerations, improving gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes in a broad range of environmental sectors.

AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources and tools that can be directly applied in Agency programs, training, and communications.

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