The impact of climate change and weather-related disasters on gender-based violence survivors and the increase of intimate partner violence in the aftermath of these events is clear. This article provides examples from the United States and Australia, including findings from IUCN publication “Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality”. The author highlights policy gaps in the United States and calls for gender and environment programmatic and policy and actions.
Gender Considerations and Approaches: Addressing Gender-Based Violence
Focusing on the 2021 Texas winter storm, this report draws on expertise from IUCN and other UN reports on the link between severe weather events and gender-based violence, which has been shown to be more lethal during incidents of extreme weather which is a global problem that is not just linked to smaller, less-wealthy countries.
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.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security provides an overview of the linkages within the climate-gender-conflict nexus. It explores the climate change and conflict nexus with a gender lens, identifies gaps in frameworks, policies, knowledge and evidence, and presents best practice studies from Colombia, Sudan and Nepal. The report calls for policymakers and practitioners to invest in research and policy on the nexus to build evidence on women’s meaningful engagement for successfully addressing these challenges.
El análisis de género de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 1, 2, 5, 6, 13 y 15 revisa las políticas nacionales y los acuerdos internacionales sobre violencia de género, las barreras socio-económicas y culturales a las que se enfrentan mujeres y hombres, incluida la violencia de género, y los esfuerzos de las mujeres para conseguir alternativas sustentables de convivencia mutua entre los seres humanos y la naturaleza en cinco países de América Latina.
The gender analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 5, 6, 13 and 15 reviews national policies and international agreements on gender equality; the socio-economic and cultural barriers women and men face, including GBV; and women’s groups efforts to achieve mutual coexistence between people and nature in five countries in Latin America.