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AGENT Energía Webinar: Mujeres y cadenas de valor de cocinas eficientes

Mujeres y cadenas de valor de cocinas eficientes: experiencias de la región latinoamericana Este webinar se llevó a cabo de 26 de abril de 2018 Cada día en Latinoamérica las mujeres están inhalando el humo dañino que emana de sus cocinas ineficientes mientras estas preparan los alimentos de sus familias. Además, ellas y sus hijas(os) generalemente […]

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CALL FOR CASE STUDIES– GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) AND THE ENVIRONMENT The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is inviting case studies as inputs to fill a critical knowledge gap on the linkages between environmental issues and gender-based violence (GBV). We […]

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AGENT Energy Webinar: Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives

Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives This webinar was held on April 19th, 2018. Energy efficiency in homes and businesses is a way to improve the lives of women, particularly because women often are responsible for a greater share of the burden of housework and childcare. Additionally, women’s economic activities, particularly those […]

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USAID and IUCN Partner to Advance Gender in the Environment

  Noting World Water Day and reflecting on International Women’s Day movements and Women’s History Month in a number of countries, USAID and IUCN examines its partnership on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender equality outcomes. By Lorena Aguilar and […]

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AGENT Energy Webinar: Gender implications for energy infrastructure

Gender implications for energy infrastructure This webinar was held on 20 March, 2018. This webinar aims to deepen understanding of the social and gender considerations that surround the implementation of large-scale energy infrastructure projects, as well as to highlight good practices in the sector. Panelists will explore the diversity of opportunities to include gender throughout […]

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International Women’s Day 2018

Pressing for progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment At IUCN, gender equality and women’s empowerment has always been critical to our work. As one of the first environmental organisations to integrate gender considerations into our analyses and policy work, our experience and knowledge have long underscored our recognition that a sustainable future for all […]

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The Key to Climate Change Adaptation

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) hosted a conversation on integrating women’s participation into climate change adaptation on February 26, 2018 in conjunction with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. Issues of climate change and natural disasters are of utmost importance to Dr. Minerva Pinelo from Belize’s Community Preparedness and Resilience Project. As […]

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A gender specialist’s view of responsive forest landscape restoration

Knowing that forest landscape restoration (FLR) opportunity assessments are stakeholder driven processes, the specific actions to ensure women and men fully participate in, and equally benefit from, FLR are imperative. We discussed ways to address and overcome gender gaps and biases and avoid reinforcing gender inequalities with Jackie Siles, Senior Gender Coodinator from the IUCN […]

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U.N. plan strengthens women’s role in climate action

Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally by Lorena Aguilar and Ambassador Melanne Verveer Last week marked a milestone in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Bonn, world leaders at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP23) under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

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