06 April 2017 Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs) build on and enhance a country’s national climate change policy, plan or strategy by delving into gender-specific issues to create innovative mitigation, adaptation and resilience-building strategies that champion gender equality and women’s leadership. Developed via a unique, participatory, multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral process, ccGAPs have been created and …
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Around the world, rooted in discriminatory gender norms and shrouded in impunity, gender-based violence (GBV) occurs in all societies as a means of control, subjugation and exploitation that further feeds gender inequality. Across environment issues and sectors, GBV is interlinked with environmental threats.
Based on a report on gender and fisheries by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID has launched a Learning Initiative to study the linkages between women’s empowerment, access to finance and sustainable fisheries management. Read on to learn about the recent IUCN-facilitated workshop that took place in Accra, Ghana.
As a direct result of USAID prioritizing and investing in women’s entrepreneurship, and securing women’s access to capital, the El Rosario Cooperative in Nicaragua (pictured below — credit MAREA USAID) was able to transform their undervalued raw black cockles into high-value appetizers — increasing the value of their products by 1,100 percent.