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.
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.
Advancing Equitable Gender, Social and Power Norms in Community Conservancies
AGENT Webinar: Gender Based-Violence and Environment Linkages – From knowledge to action, addressing gender-based violence in conservation
Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), a partnership between USAID and IUCN, hosted this webinar event on International Human Rights Day to reflect on the end of this year's 16 Days Campaign to End Violence Against Women Campaign, as well as welcome these four new grantees from Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, and Vietnam
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.
USAID Water and Development Technical Series: Gender Equality and Female Empowerment in WASH
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.
Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk
This report explores the connections between child marriage and climate change in north-east Kenya. It includes video, photos, stories from the region, as well as expertise from international agencies such as IUCN, the UNFPA, UNEP, and more.
Women fighting environmental degradation targets of attack
News article on the discrimination and gender-based violence (GBV) experienced by women environmental human rights defenders in Kenya. It tributes the work done by Wangari Maathai in the defence of the environment.
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