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Rising against sex-for-fish exploitation in Zambia: Enhancing gender-based violence awareness and prevention in the fisheries sector

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Almost universally, this means that women are dependent on fish resources obtained by men for their livelihoods. Unfortunately, as gender-based violence (GBV) is used across environment sectors to assert control over land and natural resources – and can be exacerbated in the context of environmental degradation and climate change – the fisheries sector is no exception. Working together with ActionAid Zambia (AAZ) and its partner, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is helping address such interlinkages between gender-based violence and the environment through the Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge.

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