Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center)
Gender-Based Violence and Environment Webinar and Conversation Series
Building knowledge and community to identify and address gender-based violence and environment linkages
About the webinar series
The GBV-Environment Linkages webinar series presents research and key findings from the IUCN-USAID study, features partners’ and peers’ interventions across sectors, and spotlights promising practice to inform conservation and sustainable development policy, programming and practice. Each webinar aims to:
- Build awareness of GBV and its relevance to environment-related work and goals
- Review GBV-environment linkages as evidenced by sector-specific research and experience
- Offer mini-case studies of specific contexts
- Highlight promising practice, including drawing lessons from non-environment sectors
Reviewing key findings from the two-year AGENT research process that culminated in its 2020 publication on The Violence of Inequality, each webinar session explores focused issues, topics and experiences. A space for sharing knowledge and approaches among diverse conservation and sustainable development actors, speakers and participants alike form a crucial part of a GBV-ENV community of practice. The webinar series is structured in three complementary blocks:
- Introductory webinars in English and Spanish
- Thematic webinars focused on urgent issues
- Spotlight conversations with practitioners working to address GBV in environment projects and contexts
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On March 25th, AGENT will host the next event from this webinar series, which will focus on gender-based violence and climate change. If you would like to receive the invitation in mid-March, please be sure that you are subscribed to our mailing list.
Planned webinars and conversations
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Addressing partnerships and collaborations
A spotlight conversation session with a project working on biodiversity and climate change adaptation and the expert partner they collaborated with to address GBV risks and challenges.
The links between child marriage and climate change
Around the globe, child marriage is seen to be used as a coping mechanism during climate-related stressors and environmental degradation. Experts will present views and take questions from webinar participants.
Integrating action to address GBV as a core approach
This spotlight conversation will feature experiences from a partnership between an international finance institution, a local organization addressing GBV and its collaboration with a large-scale commodity.
Indigenous women defenders of the environment and GBV
This webinar will feature indigenous leaders and practitioners to raise awareness on the GBV risks faced by indigenous women in their defense of lands, territories and resources.
More about AGENT’s webinars
Building awareness and capacities across sectors,
one session at a time.
AGENT leverages a wide network of international stakeholders, including IUCN state and non-state members and USAID’s expansive network of technical experts and partners, providing access to strategic cross- sectoral audiences. For example, the AGENT Webinar Series targets environmental sectors, such as energy and sustainable development sectors, to enable knowledge sharing with diverse stakeholders while presenting USAID best-practice examples. Through 40+ webinars, AGENT has reached over 6,400 participants.
AGENT Webinar: Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages – Stories and strategies for change, a spotlight conversation with the Hariyo Ban Program
In Nepal many rural women are very dependent on natural resources such as firewood, fodder, water and traditional medicines, but they are often excluded from decision-making about their forests, and sometimes have difficulty accessing the resources they need. As part of its GESI work the Hariyo Ban Program realized it needed to tackle gender-based violence in order for women to participate more fully and safely in community forest management and sharing of forest benefits.
AGENT Webinar: Gender Based-Violence and Environment Linkages – From knowledge to action, addressing gender-based violence in conservation
Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), a partnership between USAID and IUCN, hosted this webinar event on International Human Rights Day to reflect on the end of this year’s 16 Days Campaign to End Violence Against Women Campaign, as well as welcome these four new grantees from Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, and Vietnam
Vínculos entre la Violencia de Género y el Medio Ambiente: Cuestiones Clave y Voces desde América Latina
Únase a la UICN y a otras asociaciones en el lanzamiento de la versión en español de la investigación de AGENT y en la presentación de sus hallazgos clave sobre los vínculos entre la violencia de género y el medio ambiente.
AGENT Webinar: Gender Based-Violence and Environment Linkages – Key Issues and Strategies for Change
In this video, IUCN, USAID, and other partners presenting AGENT research and key findings on linkages related to the access and control of land and natural resources, environmental pressures and threats and strategies for safeguards.
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