La violencia de género está generalizada en todo el mundo, en todas las sociedades, contextos y sectores. El estrés socioeconómicas de la pandemia del COVID-19 y las restricciones de movimiento han aumentado considerablemente los riesgos de violencia de género, en particular la violencia doméstica. Esta Nota Informativa ha sido preparada por el Programa Mundial de Gobernanza y Derechos de la UICN.
Global Policy: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Gender-based violence is pervasive around the world, in all societies, contexts and sectors. The socio-economic stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on movement have significantly increased gender-based violence risks, particularly domestic violence. This Information Note is prepared by the IUCN Global Programme on Governance and Rights. It provides overview information for promoting awareness among environmental organisations and will be updated regularly.
Reviewing over 1,000 sources of information, gathering nearly 100 case study submissions and having analyzed survey responses from over 300 practitioners along with numerous expert-informant interviews, this study focuses on three major areas where GBV-environment linkages act as barriers to equitable, effective, rights-based conservation and sustainable development: access and control over natural resources; environmental pressures and threats; and environmental action to conserve, defend and protect natural resources.
Based on a report on gender and fisheries by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID has launched a Learning Initiative to study the linkages between women’s empowerment, access to finance and sustainable fisheries management. Read on to learn about the recent IUCN-facilitated workshop that took place in Accra, Ghana.
As a direct result of USAID prioritizing and investing in women’s entrepreneurship, and securing women’s access to capital, the El Rosario Cooperative in Nicaragua (pictured below — credit MAREA USAID) was able to transform their undervalued raw black cockles into high-value appetizers — increasing the value of their products by 1,100 percent.