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Advancing Gender in the Environment: Strengthening Roots for Equality and Sustainability – A Review of AGENT’s FY18 Results, Reach, and Impact

During FY18 (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018), the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) supported technical assistance and knowledge generation on gender equality and women’s empowerment through AGENT—with widespread results. The results presented in this annual review demonstrate that investments in gender equality and women’s empowerment strengthen Bureau and Mission-level […]

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Over 55% of the global population lives in urban areas and rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Despite the important roles and responsibilities of women as household and community decision-makers, women in cities, especially in slum areas, often face specific legal and societal restrictions […]

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In developing countries, 2.6 billion people depend on fisheries as a source of protein and income. In many fisheries, the management is either unsustainable or does not optimize productivity, resulting in forgone losses of more than US $80 billion annually. Though women account for 90% of global fisheries processing roles and 15% of the global […]

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Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender and Urban Services

Rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Expanding cities offer a range of urban development opportunities for eradicating poverty and building inclusive, sustainable communities. However, higher population densities, sprawling informal settlements, rural to urban migration, and displacement present pressing urban development and environmental challenges as […]

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Advancing Gender in The Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities

Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and […]

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Gender and Environment Statistics: Unlocking information for action and measuring the SDGs

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 […]

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Gender in coastal and marine resource management: A literature review

The lack of recognition of women’s contributions to the sector’s economyand to food security undervalues the economic and social benefits they provide. It also marginalizes women in the implementation of sectoral policies and increases their vulnerability, especially in small- scale capture fisheries which are already marginalized within the fishing industry. The inclusion of women’s roles and contributions in research and practice in the sector is therefore essential to addressing inequality.

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Mainstreaming Gender in NDCs: Gender Data and Indicators (Webinar)

The UNDP NDC Support Programme is hosting a webinar series on mainstreaming gender equality within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The second session will focus on gender data and indicators in the NDC process, showcasing various country examples. Listen in to this webinar to understand the practical value of gender data and indicators to achieve development outcomes.

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