Resources Type: Brief

Gender-based violence and environment linkages during COVID-19: Information note, Second edition: November 2020

In April 2020, anticipating a rise in gender-based violence (GBV) in relation to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IUCN Global Programme on Governance and Rights prepared an information note to support awareness amongst conservation and sustainable development stakeholders about potential risks and to consider ways to anticipate and address them. Over the last few months, significant evidence has emerged in relation to these trends, as well as some promising practice and recommendations to inform future gender-responsive conservation and sustainable development efforts. This second-edition information note thus brings together the latest evidence, examples for action and recommendations for conservation and sustainable development decision-makers and practitioners.

Fear and Anger: Perceptions of Risks Related to Sexual Violence against Women Linked to Water and Sanitation in Delhi, India

This briefing note summarises Shirley Lennon’s dissertation for a Master’s degree from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which highlights the link between a lack of access to water and sanitation facilities and sexual violence against women within the context of urban slums in Delhi and suggests how this problem can be addressed.

Strengthening Gender-Responsive Climate Action

This brief summarises good practices from the two case studies, which explored gender-mainstreaming processes undertaken in projects financially supported by the CIF and African Development Bank: a forest project in Ghana and a renewable energy initiative in Morocco. Each demonstrates numerous gender-responsive strategies for realising improved results, captured in this document towards raising wider awareness on approaches.

How to use the arms trade treaty to address wildlife crime

Report offering specific advice to policymakers and advocates seeking to use the framework of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to assess and mitigate the risk that arms transfers will be diverted to poaching networks or exacerbate the negative impacts of militarizing wildlife protection. Gender-based violence (GBV) is identified as one of the risks posed by arms proliferation, wildlife poaching and the militarisation to counter these crimes.

Breaking the silence: Harassment, sexual violence and abuse against women in and around industrial oil palm and rubber plantations

Brief on the gender-based violence (GBV) surrounding industrias oil palm and rubber plantations across West and Central Africa. Findings include sexual violence, harassment and abuse on the job and against women securing food for their families, violence and abuse against women using traditional palm oil and women’s exclusion from decision-making and violence against those defending …

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