Gender-based violence and environment linkages during COVID-19: Information note, Second edition: November 2020

In April 2020, anticipating a rise in gender-based violence (GBV) in relation to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IUCN Global Programme on Governance and Rights prepared an information note to support awareness amongst conservation and sustainable development stakeholders about potential risks and to consider ways to anticipate and address them. Over the last few months, significant evidence has emerged in relation to these trends, as well as some promising practice and recommendations to inform future gender-responsive conservation and sustainable development efforts. This second-edition information note thus brings together the latest evidence, examples for action and recommendations for conservation and sustainable development decision-makers and practitioners.

When the price of water is sexual assault

Article about the sexual extortion and rape of women when accessing water services in Kenya and the increase of these threats during COVID-19. The article is based on the report ‘women and corruption in the water sector’ by the Water Governance Facility.

Café Científico. Vínculos entre la Violencia de Género y Medio Ambiente

Charla conversatoria con Itzá Castañeda sobre la publicación de la UICN ‘Vínculos entre la violencia de género y el medio ambiente: La violencia de la desigualdad’. En este webinar, la autora de la publicación reflexiona sobre los impactos de los conflictos ambientales en forma de violencia de género, y sobre cuales son los cambios necesarios en la sociedad y con el apoyo del sector ambiental y de conservación para eliminar la violencia de género.

Fear and Anger: Perceptions of Risks Related to Sexual Violence against Women Linked to Water and Sanitation in Delhi, India

This briefing note summarises Shirley Lennon’s dissertation for a Master’s degree from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which highlights the link between a lack of access to water and sanitation facilities and sexual violence against women within the context of urban slums in Delhi and suggests how this problem can be addressed.

Gender Guide. Gender-responsive guidance for coastal conservation and sustainable fisheries projects

The Gender Guide aims to provide a practical how-to for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating gender-responsive projects in marine and coastal resource management. It is designed to contribute to designing and rolling out human rights-based and gender-responsive approaches in marine conservation and development of fishing communities, to promote women’s empowerment and effective participation in the marine conservation context, to contribute to the elimination of gender-based violence in Blue Action funded projects, and to make measurable progress in achieving gender equality and gender-equitable outcomes within Blue Action-supported projects.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor

First report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor. She presents her priorities and working methods and offers a brief overview of her activities in the first weeks since she took up her role. She describes the change in working methods for herself, and for human rights defenders more generally, in the immediate term brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Mainstreaming gender in environment statistics for the SDGs and beyond: Identifying priorities in Asia and the Pacific

This paper provides an overview of recent initiatives to measure the gender-environment nexus, identifies priorities and takes stock of related data and capacity gaps in the Asia-Pacific region. The paper puts forward a proposal for a Gender-Environment Indicator Set in Asia and the Pacific, which includes indicators from the global Sustainable Development Goals framework and beyond, capturing issues of particular relevance for the gender-environment nexus in the region.

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