An inside view of the EGI: Melissa Luna

An inside view of the EGI: Melissa Luna This post was written by EGI Fellow Melissa Luna In early 2014, while writing my thesis as a graduate student at the University of Washington, I came across the recently launched 2013 pilot phase of the Environment and Gender Index (EGI), developed by IUCN. After my own […]

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Four Things You Need to Know about Women, Work and the Economy

The IMF says ninety percent of countries have some kind of legal restriction on women’s economic activity. So, even when the law isn’t directly related to the workforce, how much do these restrictions affect their employment and the economy? Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, IMF Sonali Jain-Chandra, Senior Economist, IMF Monique Newiak, Economist, IMF Christian Gonzales, […]

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What it means to act “like a girl”

What it means to act “like a girl” Super Bowl XLIX drew a historic 114.5 million viewers this February, which means that millions and millions of men, women, boys, and girls saw Always’ powerful “Like a Girl” commercial. For those who missed it, the “Like a Girl” ad, and associated #LikeAGirl campaign, highlighted how vulnerable […]

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Entrevista a Lorena Aguilar sobre género y conservación

Quisiéramos empezar el año compartiendo con Ustedes una entrevista a Lorena Aguilar, Consejera Mundial de Género  de UICN, que se realizó en el marco de la clausura del Grupo de Desarrollo de Capacidades en Género y Conservación,, el pasado mes de noviembre.

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IUCN World Parks Congress: Inspiring Leadership in a Changing Climate

IUCN World Parks Congress: Inspiring Leadership in a Changing Climate This past November, GGO participated in the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. This once-a-decade Congress focuses on conservation of world parks and the issues surrounding them. At this Congress, in particular, key issues and themes focused on the challenges of development and climate […]

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2015 Momentum for Change: Call for Applications Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players that are taking the lead on tackling climate change can nominate their game-changing projects for a prestigious United Nations award. On January 21, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat opened the call for applications for the 2015 Momentum […]

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Reaching the Peak in 2015

The IUCN Global Gender Office (GGO) is climbing a mountain. We have been climbing this mountain for some time now, and in January, we entered the final ascent. This trek has been strenuous, rewarding and sometimes frustrating. There have been highs and lows along the way, but ultimately it is a worthwhile journey, we will […]

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Integrating Gender into the UN Climate Change Negotiations

Integrating Gender into the UN Climate Change Negotiations Maria Prebble is a M.E.M Candidate in Environmental Economics and Policy at Duke University. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Environmental Studies from Wellesley College. Maria is currently an Environment Gender Index Fellow with the IUCN Global Gender Office. Women are disproportionately adversely affected by […]

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