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GECCO IUCN GGO is working in partnership with USAID to address gender issues through programming and support to partner governments in a new initiative called GECCO — Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities.

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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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Countries where women lack any right to own land have on average 60% more malnourished children and lower proportion of the population has access to safe drinking water (UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative, 2014).

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