Conservation

Advancing Gender in The Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities

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 […]

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Gender and Environment Statistics: Unlocking information for action and measuring the SDGs

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 […]

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Gender in coastal and marine resource management: A literature review

The lack of recognition of women’s contributions to the sector’s economyand to food security undervalues the economic and social benefits they provide. It also marginalizes women in the implementation of sectoral policies and increases their vulnerability, especially in small- scale capture fisheries which are already marginalized within the fishing industry. The inclusion of women’s roles and contributions in research and practice in the sector is therefore essential to addressing inequality.

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A Sustainable Future for All

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 […]

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Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

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 […]

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Advancing Gender in the Environment: Cultivating a More Equitable and Inclusive TFA 2020

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 […]

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Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) Brochure

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 […]

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The WCS Gender Assessment Field Guide materials were created by Anne Gordon Williams, WCS’s CAFEC Gender consultant in February-March 2015. The materials were used to conduct a gender assessment and field training for male and female WCS staff in Congo and the DRC. The WCS Gender Assessment Field Guide is intended to help WCS staff […]

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