Under a partnership on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), IUCN works with USAID in strengthening environmental programming through gender integration and achieving gender equality outcomes. A key area of this partnership has been focused on researching the nexus between gender-based violence (GBV) and the environment, resulting in a report, Gender-based violence and environment links: The violence of inequality, that includes targeted recommendations. The study reviews and collates existing knowledge and experience from across the globe to inform how the integration of GBV prevention and response in environmental programming can be strengthened.
As next steps, IUCN will continue to work with USAID and partners to develop targeted tools for integration into environment projects. In addition, USAID has launched a global challenge on Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE) to identify and fund promising approaches that address GBV in programs that focus on the access, use, control and management of natural resources.
|Our research spans numerous environment sectors and issues, reviewed the links and drivers between GBV, and the access to, use of and/or control over natural resources, including as related to:|
|The study examines GBV within the context of natural resource governance and gender equality, reviewing its prevalence in:|
|The impacts of instability and crises associated with climate variability and environmental degradation on GBV are also explored, including as related to:|
The webinar: Key issues and strategies for change
The photo story, from research to funding innovation: Addressing the violence of inequality – Investing in solutions to address gender-based violence and environment links
On June 5, 2020, IUCN published a photo story, capturing how research can inform innovative funding strategies to address gender-based violence through and with environmental programming.
On June 4, 2020, IUCN launched the first in a series of webinars on gender-based violence and environment linkages. Click to view the recording and access materials.
On January 29, 2020, IUCN published a press release and a blog on it’s gender-based violence research and The Guardian published an exclusive on the study. GIZMODO Earther published an article: Women face ‘pervasive’ violence in the face of the environmental crisis, report finds
On January 29, 2020, IUCN published the results of its research: Gender-based violence and environment links. Click here to read the paper!
On August 15, 2019, based on IUCN’s research, USAID has launched a Global Challenge to address gender-based violence in environmental sectors and contexts. Click here for more information and application details!