Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center)
Promising Practices in the Spotlight
Urgent need. Promising practice to inspire.
Research and experience show that promising practices exist to tackle gender-based violence and environment linkages across sectors and spheres. Here, we gather examples to show change is possible. Check back regularly for new snapshots!
Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments
First launched in 2019, USAID’s Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge identifies and funds the innovative application of promising or proven interventions that prevent and respond to gender-based violence across programs that address the access, use, control, and management of natural resources. The following resources spotlight learning on why and how these projects tackle GBV and environment-relevant linkages. Click through selected posts below to learn more!
In eastern Uganda, where land is governed by a customary land tenure system, women experience violence when claiming land rights. Trocaire is working with the Land Equity Movement of Uganda (LEMU) and Soroti Catholic Diocese Integrated Development Organization (SOCADIDO) to respond to these challenges.
Meet Trang Nguyen, the Founder and Executive Director of WildAct, Vietnam. Trang is leading a RISE grant-winning project and shares insights on why she is passionate about ending harassment in conservation workplaces.
In South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Women for Women International and the Innovation and Training for Development and Peace are working together to gather the perspectives of 138 women, as well as male and female focus groups to change land rights norms.
Addressing the violence of inequality
Investing in solutions to address GBV-ENV links
Informing action on GBV through a gender analysis
Building climate resilience through attention to GBV
Integrating GBV in adaptation and mitigation
Addressing climate change and child marriage links in Bangladesh
Tools to identify and address GBV risks
Uncovering human and sex trafficking risks in supply chains
Integrating GBV prevention and response
Strengthening strategies and training to improve policies and plans
Empowering women's collective action
Changing gender norms and improving fisheries livelihoods
Requiring attention to GBV and environment links
Establishing GBV safeguards and minimum standards
PANORAMA stories of change
PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership documenting and promoting examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and sustainable development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. PANORAMA allows practitioners to share and reflect on their experiences, increase recognition for successful work, and learn with their peers how similar challenges have been addressed around the globe. These stories showcase action to address gender-based violence and environment linkages.
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