Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center)

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The evidence is clear.
It’s time to act.

The violence of inequality: Gender-based violence and environment linkages gathers evidence from around the world, revealing that violence is regularly used to exert or reinforce control over natural resources. These trends worsen in the context of environmental stressors and threats. The research process inspired the creation of this Center, a go-to place to gather resources, share learning, and motivate and support action. Scroll down to learn more about the research methodology and access the publication and other tools.


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Gender-based violence and environment linkages during COVID-19: Information note, Second edition: November 2020

In April 2020, anticipating a rise in gender-based violence (GBV) in relation to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IUCN Global Programme on Governance and Rights prepared an information note to support awareness amongst conservation and sustainable development stakeholders about potential risks and to consider ways to anticipate and address them. Over the last few months, significant evidence has emerged in relation to these trends, as well as some promising practice and recommendations to inform future gender-responsive conservation and sustainable development efforts. This second-edition information note thus brings together the latest evidence, examples for action and recommendations for conservation and sustainable development decision-makers and practitioners.


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