How climate change and gender-based violence are connected
As donors begin to explore the links between environmental issues and GBV, "we can't close our eyes" to the issue anymore. Experts say it’s time to tackle this endemic problem. See this Devex article on the GBV-ENV Center and RISE, including a deeper look at RISE grantee Conservation International and Promsex's work in Peru.
Plans to Prevent Future Pandemics Must Consider Gender Issues, too
Article on the need for gender-responsive environmental programming post-pandemic based on findings from IUCN publication on GBV and environment linkages. The author highlights the role of women in conservation, particularly in the Global South, and calls for the need to address GBV in the conservation field.
Challenging gender-based violence for women’s engagement in environmental protection
Environmental protection is one area where women are generating different success stories while their engagement is obstructed by gender-based violence and unpaid care work - a view from IUCN Bangladesh.
‘A Dangerous Trajectory’: When Domestic Violence and Climate Change Converge
The impact of climate change and weather-related disasters on gender-based violence survivors and the increase of intimate partner violence in the aftermath of these events is clear. This article provides examples from the United States and Australia, including findings from IUCN publication "Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality". The author highlights policy gaps in the United States and calls for gender and environment programmatic and policy and actions.
Lessons from Texas: Advocates Warn of Extreme Weather’s Link to Domestic Violence
Focusing on the 2021 Texas winter storm, this report draws on expertise from IUCN and other UN reports on the link between severe weather events and gender-based violence, which has been shown to be more lethal during incidents of extreme weather which is a global problem that is not just linked to smaller, less-wealthy countries.
The author reflects on international agreements on gender equality, the levels of gender-based violence in Pakistan and the impact of climate change. Additionally, she makes a call for cross-sectoral collaboration to address GBV, including in efforts to combat climate change, to achieve development goals.
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.
Amazon ‘women warriors’ show gender equality, forest conservation go hand in hand
This reporting draws on an increasing body of research and experts are calling for a greater recognition of the link between gender equality and environmental protection, including IUCN's study on gender-based violence and environment links.
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.
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