Bulletin | 02 September 2021
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is just around the corner...
Register and join diverse conservation events including IUCN World Conservation Congress sessions that will address gender-based violence and environment linkages for the first time
From 3-7 September 2021, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) together with the Government of France will convene thousands of its state and non-state members and the broader conservation community for the next IUCN World Conservation Congress. The first hybrid in-person and virtual environmental event since the pandemic began, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will drive action on nature-based recovery, climate change, and biodiversity for decades to come.
This Indigenous Women's Day – a call from Indigenous women to convene at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and support women environmental human rights defenders and end violence:
Indigenous Insights
Stewarding the Earth
IUCN World Conservation Congress events on addressing gender-based violence and environment linkages
Thematic session:
Gender-based violence and environment linkages: why they matter and what to do
14:00 - 15:30 CET
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Organized by IUCN
Gender-based violence and environmental degradation are among the world’s most pressing challenges each with complex drivers and widespread impact. Join IUCN and USAID together with CEESP and CEM, and with Ak'tenamit and with USAID RISE grantees Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, Kenya Wildlife Conservancy Association, and WildAct to learn more, tracing knowledge to advocacy, to action.
Campus session:
Gender and environment ‘101’: a hands-on, fast-tracked training for gender-responsive conservation
18:30 - 20:30 CET
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Organized by IUCN with CEESP
Tap expertise across sectors by joining a hands-on training to understand gender-environment linkages and learn how to integrate gender in project design, implementation, M&E, reporting, and learning. A special focus includes learning how to understand and address gender-based violence across environmental contexts.
Women Environmental Defenders Knitting webs of solidarity
14:00 - 15:30 CET
Monday, September 6, 2021
Organized by IUCN Netherlands
Women environmental defenders stand at the frontline of nature conservation – and they face gender-specific challenges and barriers to their efforts. Join this session to explore the work of women defenders.
Explore other gender-related events at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
Join the action.
Be a part of history.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1400+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations vote on major issues, action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead. IUCN’s unique and inclusive membership gives the Congress a powerful mandate as it is not solely government or non-government, but both together.
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.
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