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SURVEY  LINKAGES BETWEEN GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES  Inequalities and discriminations based on gender, such as GBV, and environmental unsustainability are deeply interlinked, such that tackling one without addressing the other is unlikely to succeed. Although largely undocumented to date, GBV and environment links may feature in conservation initiatives as well as those focused on […]

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Energizing Equality in the African Energy Sector

This post originally appears on the Power Africa blog, accessible here.  Sub-Saharan Africa is a global leader in gender mainstreaming in energy sector policy development. In a Global Gender Analysis of national energy frameworks, sub-Saharan Africa outperforms all other regions, with nearly three-quarters (73%) of its policies including gender considerations. National energy frameworks — the collection of […]

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Putting women and girls at the heart of conservation and climate action

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—climate change (the Paris Agreement) present new opportunities for engaging women and accelerating equitable action. From Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) processes to biodiversity strategies and […]

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91%

of initial NIPs under the Stockholm Convention include gender and/or women keywords.

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