South America

PANORAMA Webinar Series: Gender Mainstreaming Solutions for Protected Areas

In honor of International Women’s Day, IUCN’s GGO and Global Protected Areas Programme hosted the PANORAMA series webinar “Gender Mainstreaming Solutions for Protected Areas” to highlight and champion solutions for gender-responsive programming and management in protected areas. With opening remarks by Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser for IUCN GGO, this webinar highlighted three case studies, including […]

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has just released a new briefing and interactive platform on the human rights policies and practices of renewable energy companies ahead of the COP 22 Marrakech climate discussions next week. The briefing is based on an outreach to 50 wind, hydro and utility companies and argues that companies and governments must act now, as […]

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Peru Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

Peru Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report The Climate Change Gender Action Plans are nationally recognized strategies with a unique methodology for training and building the capacity of women and women’s organizations on the linkages between gender and climate change. This is done through a series of workshop trainings with local women identified as […]

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Paving the way for gender-responsive FLR: Enhancing cultural identity, livelihoods, and ecosystems

Licuri is a highly valuable tree species, both to local ecosystems and in traditional cultural uses, with a clear commercial niche. Its productive and sustainable uses are directly linked to ecosystem conservation and women’s empowerment—which is being further developed to great success. Project partners are working together to increase the mechanization of the licuri harvesting and production process, aiming to lessen the time-burden on women and enhance their livelihood potential. […]

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The Association of Indigenous Village Leaders (VIDS): Ensuring Community Voices Influence National Policy in Suriname: A local to national policy-level initiative

The Association of Indigenous Village Leaders (Vereniging van Inheemse Dorpshoofden in Suriname – “VIDS”) is an association of indigenous village leaders from every indigenous village in Suriname. VIDS was established by village leaders in 1992 and its goals and objectives are to promote and defend the rights of indigenous peoples, to speak for indigenous peoples at the national and international […]

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At the time of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) inception, there was no organized movement to address gendered impacts of climate change at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Through ongoing commitment, time, and energy on the part of the four founding members, an expanded GGCA steering committee, Secretariat, and […]

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