In April 2020, anticipating a rise in gender-based violence (GBV) in relation to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IUCN Global Programme on Governance and Rights prepared an information note to support awareness amongst conservation and sustainable development stakeholders about potential risks and to consider ways to anticipate and address them. Over the last few months, significant evidence has emerged in relation to these trends, as well as some promising practice and recommendations to inform future gender-responsive conservation and sustainable development efforts. This second-edition information note thus brings together the latest evidence, examples for action and recommendations for conservation and sustainable development decision-makers and practitioners.
Environmental Sectors: Water
This briefing note summarises Shirley Lennon’s dissertation for a Master’s degree from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which highlights the link between a lack of access to water and sanitation facilities and sexual violence against women within the context of urban slums in Delhi and suggests how this problem can be addressed.
This briefing note summarises Keren Massey’s dissertation for a Master’s degree from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which examines whether women are exposed to humiliation, violence and rape as a result of inadequate toilet facilities and its scope and impact in order to inform future policy and programming.
This technical brief is a tool to support Mission WASH leads, gender advisors, and implementing partners in designing strategies, projects, and activities that both improve women’s and girls’ empowerment and achieve the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) water security, sanitation, and hygiene development objectives.
This paper provides an overview of recent initiatives to measure the gender-environment nexus, identifies priorities and takes stock of related data and capacity gaps in the Asia-Pacific region. The paper puts forward a proposal for a Gender-Environment Indicator Set in Asia and the Pacific, which includes indicators from the global Sustainable Development Goals framework and beyond, capturing issues of particular relevance for the gender-environment nexus in the region.