Gender

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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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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A future detoxified

Ensuring gender considerations in the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes through the Gender Action Plan of the Secretariat of the BRS Conventions In Nigeria, Stella Mojekwu pauses with worry when she sees a seemingly commonplace view: women applying lotions, deep frying foods to eat, and handling other oil-based products. As the Chief Environmental Scientist […]

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IUCN launches gender training package at World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER 2017)

From August 27 to September 1, 2017, 1,500 delegates from intergovernmental organisations, governments, research institutes, NGOs and the private sector will gather in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil for a conference hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). […]

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Brazil paves the way for gender equity in forest and biodiversity conservation

7 March 2017 The gender and environment landscape is slowly changing in Brazil – after several years of concerted effort by IUCN to further gender considerations, women have taken a strong lead at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts. On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the journey toward this achievement. Women around […]

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An inside view of the EGI: Barbara Clabots

An inside view of the EGI: Barbara Clabots   This post was written by EGI Intern Barbara Clabots. August 28, 2016   I’ve worked with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) over the past 18 months, and my role has been to research and analyze data for the Environment […]

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Fall Internship Opportunity  August 19, 2016   IUCN Global Gender Office is seeking a Fall intern! The intern with be a current graduate student or have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as gender, sustainable development, environment, climate change, and/or the social sciences with outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and French. Responsibilities […]

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New publication on gender & REDD+

New publication on gender & REDD+ April 2016 For those interested in gender as it relates to REDD+, a new publication is coming out that will be of help: Gender and Forestry:  Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains, and Emerging Issues, edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, and Marlène Elias (London, Earthscan/CIFOR, 2016).  This […]

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