Attitude Towards Sexual Harassment in Vietnam’s Conservation Sector
This report presents the results of a survey on sexual harassment in the conservation sector in Vietnam and provides recommendations to it at workplace, including an strategy to improve the working environment for all wildlife conservationists in the country.
Men, Masculinities & Climate Change: A Discussion Paper
This paper aims to establish a rationale for understanding male roles in climate change to identify opportunities to engage them as agents of positive change, alongside women and girls, and further strengthen the call for social, economic and environmental justice for all.
See a poster showcased at UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow's virtual Gender Day Marketplace. The poster summarizes IUCN's approach to achieving climate action and rights and resilience for all through gender equality and women's empowerment.
Gender and national climate planning: Gender integration in the revised Nationally Determined Contributions
In this 2021 study, 89 revised/updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) were analysed to identify and understand how many, and to what extent, countries have integrated gender in their plans. This analysis aims to measure global progress on the inclusion of gender considerations and the adoption of gender-responsive policies and programming, showcasing good examples of gender-responsive components.
In the first-ever IUCN World Conservation Congress thematic session focused on understanding and addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in relation to environmental issues and threats such as climate change, member organizations discussed the steps they are taking to safeguard staff, partners and beneficiaries; tackle discriminatory norms that allow for or employ violence; and cooperate across sectors to better advance rights-based gender-responsive programming and results.
AGENT GBV-ENV Center Webinar – A Trade of Violence: Understanding the gendered dynamics and gender-based violence in the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT)
Save the date and join us to learn more about new insights and learning on how GBV is intertwined with the illegal wildlife trade.
Protecting people and biodiversity: Addressing gender-based violence (GBV) and conservation links
In Kenya and Peru, IUCN Members are working with local partners through the USAID Resilient, Inclusive & Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge to address GBV in environment-related programming. See a short story on how Conservation International, PROMSEX, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association, Fauna & Flora International, and others are taking action to protect people and biodiversity.
Profiles for change: Amelia Arreguín, Women’s Caucus of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
See this profile on Amelia Arreguín, an activist from Mexico working in various advocacy spheres on women's and girl's human rights across the environment sector, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Women's Caucus.
Gender-based violence and environment linkages: summary for policy makers
Published in this critical post-2020 period of environmental decision-making, and with less than a decade to meet targets of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this summary is designed to support policymakers and implementers to address and respond to GBV and environment links.
Accumulation by dispossession in coastal Ecuador: Shrimp farming, local resistance and the gender structure of mobilizations
In Ecuador, the shrimp industry caused mangrove losses that disproportionately affected women. Working with the Foundation of Ecological Defense (FUNDECOL), positive changes in attitudes surrounding GBV and gender equality were achieved over time - while increasing the role of women as mangrove managers and environmental defenders - in part by empowering women's collective action to challenge and change gender norms to improve fisheries livelihoods.
Samoa: Strengthening Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Disaster Law
The Samoa Red Cross Society (SRCS) partnered with UNFPA to train national relief agencies, councils and ministries on identifying and responding to GBV during crises. Practitioners can draw inspiration from these approaches by focusing on strengthening strategies and training to improve policies and plans for GBV prevention and response measures.
The Responsible Sourcing Tool was developed to support corporations in identifying human and sex trafficking risks in supply chains, offering resources and case studies on risks and risk management, with a focus on survivor-centered approaches.
Gender-based Violence and Biodiversity: A briefing note on linkages to inform the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework process
This Briefing Note reviews key evidence on GBV and biodiversity linkages and suggests priority recommendations that decision-makers at all levels can consider for realising robust gender-responsive action in biodiversity policies and action.
Un mar de oportunidades: Avance de las dimensiones de género en la pesca
Esta guía resume la investigación sobre la intersección entre el género y la pesca de captura, explorando las formas en que la pesca ofrece importantes puntos de entrada para mejorar la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres, al tiempo que contribuye a intervenciones más eficaces y resultados más sostenibles.
How climate change and gender-based violence are connected
As donors begin to explore the links between environmental issues and GBV, "we can't close our eyes" to the issue anymore. Experts say it’s time to tackle this endemic problem. See this Devex article on the GBV-ENV Center and RISE, including a deeper look at RISE grantee Conservation International and Promsex's work in Peru.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of some 15,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.