Environmental Issues Themes: Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders
Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT): Catalyzing change at all levels for equality and sustainability
The work presented in this annual review demonstrates that investments in gender-responsive knowledge, strategies, cooperation, and action across sectors strengthen opportunities to meet both gender equality and environment goals – with results during a key year of environmental policymaking.
Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes
Report of the Secretary General for CSW66 on Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes
Understanding and addressing gender-based violence as part of the climate emergency
CSW66 Expert paper that provides an overview of how climate change is exacerbating different types of gender-based violence and presents recommendations to the CSW community to address the GBV-climate crisis.
In the first-ever IUCN World Conservation Congress thematic session focused on understanding and addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in relation to environmental issues and threats such as climate change, member organizations discussed the steps they are taking to safeguard staff, partners and beneficiaries; tackle discriminatory norms that allow for or employ violence; and cooperate across sectors to better advance rights-based gender-responsive programming and results.
Gender-based violence and environment linkages: summary for policy makers
Published in this critical post-2020 period of environmental decision-making, and with less than a decade to meet targets of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this summary is designed to support policymakers and implementers to address and respond to GBV and environment links.
Profiles for change: Amelia Arreguín, Women’s Caucus of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
See this profile on Amelia Arreguín, an activist from Mexico working in various advocacy spheres on women's and girl's human rights across the environment sector, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Women's Caucus.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of some 15,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.