Gender-based violence is pervasive around the world, in all societies, contexts and sectors. The socio-economic stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on movement have significantly increased gender-based violence risks, particularly domestic violence. This Information Note is prepared by the IUCN Global Programme on Governance and Rights. It provides overview information for promoting awareness among environmental organisations and will be updated regularly.
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Articulo del periódico La República de Perú sobre los hallazgos de la publicación de la UICN, ‘Vínculos entre la violencia de género y el medio ambiente. La violencia de la desigualdad’. El artículo se centra en el impacto del cambio climático y la degradación ambiental en el aumento de la violencia de género.
Artículo de opinión publicando en NER, un medio online de México, sobre los hallagzos de la publicación Vínculos entre la violencia de género y el medio ambiente. La violencia de la desigualdad’. El columnista destaca el impacto del cambio climático y las industrias extractivas, así como la violencia contra las defensoras ambientales con un enfoque en América Latina.
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.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are globally recognised priorities, matters of fundamental human rights, and prerequisites for sustainable development (IUCN, 2018; World Economic Forum, 2015). Understanding the gender-environment nexus is not only key to understanding social and environmental inequities and barriers to sustainable development, but to unlocking options for transformative action, as well. Data gaps …
NOTE: This call for survey responses is closed and a record. This survey is part of a research project on the linkages between gender-based violence (GBV) and environmental issues undertaken by AGENT (Advancing Gender in the Environment), a partnership between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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.