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When the price of water is sexual assault

Article about the sexual extortion and rape of women when accessing water services in Kenya and the increase of these threats during COVID-19. The article is based on the report ‘women and corruption in the water sector’ by the Water Governance Facility.

Café Científico. Vínculos entre la Violencia de Género y Medio Ambiente

Charla conversatoria con Itzá Castañeda sobre la publicación de la UICN ‘Vínculos entre la violencia de género y el medio ambiente: La violencia de la desigualdad’. En este webinar, la autora de la publicación reflexiona sobre los impactos de los conflictos ambientales en forma de violencia de género, y sobre cuales son los cambios necesarios en la sociedad y con el apoyo del sector ambiental y de conservación para eliminar la violencia de género.

Fear and Anger: Perceptions of Risks Related to Sexual Violence against Women Linked to Water and Sanitation in Delhi, India

This briefing note summarises Shirley Lennon’s dissertation for a Master’s degree from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which highlights the link between a lack of access to water and sanitation facilities and sexual violence against women within the context of urban slums in Delhi and suggests how this problem can be addressed.

Gender Guide. Gender-responsive guidance for coastal conservation and sustainable fisheries projects

The Gender Guide aims to provide a practical how-to for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating gender-responsive projects in marine and coastal resource management. It is designed to contribute to designing and rolling out human rights-based and gender-responsive approaches in marine conservation and development of fishing communities, to promote women’s empowerment and effective participation in the marine conservation context, to contribute to the elimination of gender-based violence in Blue Action funded projects, and to make measurable progress in achieving gender equality and gender-equitable outcomes within Blue Action-supported projects.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor

First report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor. She presents her priorities and working methods and offers a brief overview of her activities in the first weeks since she took up her role. She describes the change in working methods for herself, and for human rights defenders more generally, in the immediate term brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Violencia de género y medio ambiente

El 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer, es un llamado a detener la violencia contra las mujeres y un momento para reflexionar sobre los vínculos que esta tiene con la crisis ambiental. La violencia de género ocurre en todas las sociedades como un medio de control, subyugación y explotación, reforzando la desigualdad de género enraizada en prácticas, normas y leyes discriminatorias de género, y envuelta en la impunidad.

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