Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and […]
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are globally recognised priorities, matters of fundamental human rights, and prerequisites for sustainable development (IUCN, 2018; World Economic Forum, 2015). Understanding the gender-environment nexus is not only key to understanding social and environmental inequities and barriers to sustainable development, but to unlocking options for transformative action, as well. Data gaps […]
The MFF/SEAFDEC regional study proposes to explore gender patterns in coastal and marine resources management to improve understanding about the state of women and men in environmental decision making and the structural challenges preventing equitable opportunities for men and women in relation to the coastal, marine and fisheries sectors. The study will cover 12 countries […]
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) has long believed and invested in the transformative power of equality. Recognizing that gender gaps and social inequities undermine conservation and sustainable development, IUCN GGO works to advance gender-responsive solutions, empowering women and men as change agents to overcome the most pressing of […]
Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes and to figure out how you can do it? The course will help you better understand the linkages between gender and the environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender, and […]
The actions of TFA 2020 Partners—both individually and collectively—take place in different contexts with unique social circumstances in which women, men, Indigenous peoples, and vulnerable groups have differentiated roles, uses, access, benefits, and control over environmental and social resources. As identified in a 2017 TFA 2020 paper, in South America, deforestation rates are between 6 […]
El PAgCC-RGI tiene el objetivo de orientar y facilitar la integración del enfoque de género en la implementación de las acciones del Programa de Adaptación al Cambio Climático de la Región de las Grandes Islas (PACC-RGI). El PACC-RGI reconoce que el cambio climático (CC) tiene claras implicaciones ecológicas y biofísicas, y se presenta en distintos […]
This paper summarizes analyses of a global literature review on women in fisherfolk organizations. The aim of the study was to identify positive examples and lessons learned by pointing to the drivers – as well as the enablers and entities identified in the literature – that have a key role in fostering increased women’s participation and leadership in collective action in fisheries.
AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources […]
This factsheet presents an overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries sector.