This tool provides an array of specific interventions that environment programs, donors and practitioners could consider to strengthen attention to addressing GBV across environment-related contexts.
Gender Considerations and Approaches: Access to Finance
The work presented in this AGENT annual review for the 2019 Fiscal Year (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019) demonstrates that investments in gender equality and women’s empowerment strengthen Bureau and Mission-level capacities to meet USAID’s objectives and mandates on gender equality, and compel wider stakeholder action.
This report represents the first-ever benchmarking of philanthropic funding in support of women and the environment. It offers insights about the funding landscape, highlights lessons learned and funding strategies from peer grantmakers already active at this nexus, provides entry points for funders engaged in funding specific environmental issues, and offers funding opportunities and guidance from women advocates.
Video presenting results from a study from the World Bank and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in 2014 on the violence experienced by women working in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Gender in Fisheries – A Sea of Opportunities summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable outcomes.