About this Resource Center

Gender equality and equity are matters of fundamental human rights and social justice – and prerequisite for fully realizing environmental goals.

To learn more about IUCN’s work on governance and rights

How the Gender and Environment Resource Center contributes to Advancing Gender in the Environment

While gender-responsive efforts are led and supported across the Union, IUCN’s gender team, part of the Global Programme on Governance and Rights, contributes to IUCN’s mission by providing knowledge, tools and strategies; policy and programme technical support; and capacity building to a wide range of partners and stakeholders – including IUCN members, offices, commissions, and networks.


This Resource Center supports the goals and delivery of numerous projects focused on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout natural resource management activities. Housing knowledge platforms and information hubs for specific gender and environment partnerships led by IUCN, this site is possible thanks to the generous support of USAID, SIDA and other partners.