Hear from Lola Cabnal, Asociación Ak’ Tenamit, about the intrinsic links Indigenous women have with Mother Earth – and how gender-based violence disrupts dignity, safety and agency at different levels, including in the defense of the environment.
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.
Protecting people and biodiversity: Addressing gender-based violence (GBV) and conservation links
In Kenya and Peru, IUCN Members are working with local partners through the USAID Resilient, Inclusive & Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge to address GBV in environment-related programming. See a short story on how Conservation International, PROMSEX, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association, Fauna & Flora International, and others are taking action to protect people and biodiversity.
How climate change and gender-based violence are connected
As donors begin to explore the links between environmental issues and GBV, "we can't close our eyes" to the issue anymore. Experts say it’s time to tackle this endemic problem. See this Devex article on the GBV-ENV Center and RISE, including a deeper look at RISE grantee Conservation International and Promsex's work in Peru.
AGENT Webinar: Gender Based-Violence and Environment Linkages – From knowledge to action, addressing gender-based violence in conservation
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
Liens entre la violence basée sur le genre et l’environnement : la violence des inégalités
Cette publication établit que ces modèles de VBG sont observés dans tous les contextes environnementaux, affectant la sécurité et le bien-être des nations, des communautés et des individus, et compromettant la réalisation des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD). Bien que les liens entre VBG et questions environnementales soient complexes et se produisent à de multiples échelles, ces menaces aux droits humains et à la santé des écosystèmes ne sont pas insurmontables.
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.
Planting the right seeds: An analysis of gender considerations in REDD+ readiness documents under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)
This assessment has been conducted to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations have been addressed in FCPF REDD+ readiness documents. Findings offer insights into the ways in which national governments and the FCPF itself are recognising gender considerations in the context of their REDD+ policymaking and planning with respect to key cross-cutting gender issues.
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.