In Nepal many rural women are very dependent on natural resources such as firewood, fodder, water and traditional medicines, but they are often excluded from decision-making about their forests, and sometimes have difficulty accessing the resources they need. As part of its GESI work the Hariyo Ban Program realized it needed to tackle gender-based violence in order for women to participate more fully and safely in community forest management and sharing of forest benefits.
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Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), a partnership between USAID and IUCN, hosted this webinar event on International Human Rights Day to reflect on the end of this year’s 16 Days Campaign to End Violence Against Women Campaign, as well as welcome these four new grantees from Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, and Vietnam
In the Free and Sovereign State of Sonora, a federal entity of Mexico, IUCN GGO is working with UNDP México developing a ccGAP with local stakeholders. The first of its kind, this local-level ccGAP will support the adaptation and mitigation strategies of a protected area, which is managed by the Indigenous people of the Comca’ac nation …
Digital resource hub developed for and in consultation with women land and water defenders who are at the forefront in the protection of the environment, in Canada and across the globe. The hub brings together a range of original and existing material to support research, advocacy, information sharing, and movement building around the subject of resource extraction and its gendered implications, including gender-based violence.
For example, IUCN is currently working with the Government of Malawi to plan the restoration of 45,000 km2 of forest landscape, part of the 2011 Bonn Challenge, an international effort to restore 1.5 million km2 of the world’s degraded and deforested lands. In the planning phase, IUCN staff took care to interview Malawian women and men, asking …
At the May Adaptation Community Meeting, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Senior Gender Advisor, Lorena Aguilar, shared her team’s work to increase understanding of gender issues in climate adaptation strategies through its research under AGENT. She also shared its approach to integrating gender throughout environmental sectors in the national Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs) that IUCN develops with governments around the world.
This Resource Guide was developed by IUCN under its partnership with USAID on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT). It identifies key resources, risks and opportunities, and best practices relevant to integrating gender equity and inclusion in sustainable commodity production and sourcing for TFA Partners.