Latin America

This document outlines the Action Plan for the Latin American and Caribbean region to work more effectively to address issues of gender inequality in economic opportunities, human development assets, and agency. The general objective is to enhance knowledge and capacity to understand and adddress gender issues that are constraining development and gender equity in the region.

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Including case studies from Brazil, Ecuador, Nepal, and Tanzania, the purpose of this booklet is to describe action research undertaken by WEDO and REDD+ SES related to gender equality and REDD+ initiatives. The action research approach utilizes by WEDO and REDD+ SES moves beyond conceptual discussions of gender equality to focus on incorporating these principles. 

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This document considers the intersectionality of race and gender with respect to political participation, using Uruguay as a case study. This presentation provides thorough background information about racism throughout Latin America and how this racism has particularly impacted Afro-descendant women in this region. This is vital to understand for projects taking place in this region with these communities. 

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The unavoidable current: Gender policies for the environmental sectors in Mesoamerica

Following the process of developing gender equity policies in the environmental and natural resource management sectors in Mesoamerica during the late 1990s, this publication outlines the importance of such policies.   By differentiating a policy declaration and an action plan, IUCN highlights key strategies and components of creating successful public policies to integrate gender equity and sustainable development. 

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Everything counts! Valuing environmental initiatives with gender equity perspective in Latin America

This document seeks to recognize the efforts undertaken throughout the world to improve the living conditions of women and men, particularly the relationships established between them in connection with the use and benefits derived from the natural resources that surround them. This publication includes 30 experiences (from North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America) which show the progress made towards linking environment and gender. 

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