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AGENT Webinar: Gender Based-Violence and Environment Linkages – Key Issues and Strategies for Change

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In this video, IUCN, USAID, and other partners presenting AGENT research and key findings on linkages related to:

  • Access and control of land and natural resources (e.g., fisheries, agriculture, water and energy);
  • Environmental pressures and threats (e.g., disasters, climate change, environmental crimes); and
  • Crucial strategies for safeguards and other interventions.

The webinar also introduces the grantees of RISE, USAID’s global challenge to address these linkages.

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This webinar generated many thoughtful questions and comments and we were unable to address all of them during the webinar. To make the webinar as useful for all the participants, as well as those viewing this recording, we have produced a Frequently Asked Questions page for this session. Please explore here.


Gender-based violence (GBV) is pervasive across sectors, countries, and communities. Both a symptom of gender inequality and a means for keeping it intact, GBV impedes progress toward gender equality and acts as a barrier to meeting conservation and sustainable development goals.

Viewed nearly 10,000 times in its first three months online and covered by more than 60 media articles so far, Gender-based Violence and Environment Linkages: The Violence of Inequality (IUCN, 2020) brought together evidence and analysis from across environment-related sectors and contexts to better understand GBV in relation to natural resource access and control and environmental degradation and stressors. A webinar series will present and discuss key findings, across issues and sectors, toward improved coordinated strategies and results.


Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) is a ten-year Public International Organization (PIO) grant to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that was established in 2014 and is managed by the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s (E3) Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The purpose of the grant is to increase the effectiveness of USAID’s environment programming through the robust integration of gender considerations, improving gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes in a broad range of environmental sectors. AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional, and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources and tools that can be directly applied in Agency programs, training, and communications.

The information provided is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.


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