The Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge is the first-of-its-kind to address gender-based violence (GBV) in environment contexts and climate-related sectors. Read this factsheet for a summary review of progress to date.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), RISE is a direct response to key research findings by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on gender-based violence and environment linkages. Gender-based violence is used across environment sectors to assert control over land and natural resources and can be exacerbated in the context of degradation and biodiversity loss caused by climate change, extractive industries and environmental crimes; with women environmental human rights defenders experiencing targeted risks. Investment is urgently needed to implement solutions that address these serious risks, fill critical knowledge, facilitate cooperation and catalyze investment in this nexus. USAID and IUCN’s partnership through the RISE grants challenge directly addresses these key international development priorities.