This technical brief is a tool to support Mission WASH leads, gender advisors, and implementing partners in designing strategies, projects, and activities that both improve women’s and girls’ empowerment and achieve the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) water security, sanitation, and hygiene development objectives.
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.
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.