The Women in Development Technical Assistance Project (WIDTECH) was a five-year program initiated in 1996 to support gender integration in development policies and programs. This document contains excerpts from a study conducted by WIDTECH for the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador. It provides a gender analysis for the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Rotterdam Convention on Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides, and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
This document seeks to recognize the efforts undertaken throughout the world to improve the living conditions of women and men, particularly the relationships established between them in connection with the use and benefits derived from the natural resources that surround them. This publication includes 30 experiences (from North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America) which show the progress made towards linking environment and gender.
This fact-sheet explains the regional strategy for Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize). During four country workshops and one regional workshop, participants developed suggestions for climate change policy and planning which could support women. The priority areas include extreme climate/risk management, food security, biodiversity, health, coastal and marine resources, mitigation, and institutional capacity building.