Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center)

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The violence of inequality: Gender-based violence and environment linkages gathers evidence from around the world, revealing that violence is regularly used to exert or reinforce control over natural resources. These trends worsen in the context of environmental stressors and threats. The research process inspired the creation of this Center, a go-to place to gather resources, share learning, and motivate and support action. Scroll down to learn more about the research methodology and access the publication and other tools.

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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.

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Vínculos entre la Violencia de Género y el Medio Ambiente: La violencia de la desigualdad

Producida por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) con la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) en el marco de la iniciativa Avance de las Dimensiones de Género en el Medio Ambiente (AGENT) este estudio presenta los hallazgos sobre los vínculos entre la violencia de género y el medio ambiente para apoyar acciones fortalecidas en los sectores ambientales y de desarrollo sostenible.

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Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality

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.

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Tools

AGENT Webinar: Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages – Stories and strategies for change, a spotlight conversation with the Hariyo Ban Program

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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Web stories

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Web stories

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AGENT Webinar: Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages – Stories and strategies for change, a spotlight conversation with the Hariyo Ban Program

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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Web stories

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