Gender Equality

In developing countries, 2.6 billion people depend on fisheries as a source of protein and income. In many fisheries, the management is either unsustainable or does not optimize productivity, resulting in forgone losses of more than US $80 billion annually. Though women account for 90% of global fisheries processing roles and 15% of the global […]

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Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender and Urban Services

Rapid urbanization shifts social, economic, and political dynamics, with particular impacts on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Expanding cities offer a range of urban development opportunities for eradicating poverty and building inclusive, sustainable communities. However, higher population densities, sprawling informal settlements, rural to urban migration, and displacement present pressing urban development and environmental challenges as […]

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Advancing Gender in The Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities

Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and […]

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Gender and Environment Statistics: Unlocking information for action and measuring the SDGs

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are globally recognised priorities, matters of fundamental human rights, and prerequisites for sustainable development (IUCN, 2018; World Economic Forum, 2015). Understanding the gender-environment nexus is not only key to understanding social and environmental inequities and barriers to sustainable development, but to unlocking options for transformative action, as well. Data gaps […]

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Gender Analysis – Coastal Villages of Keti Bunder, Sindh

The MFF/SEAFDEC regional study proposes to explore gender patterns in coastal and marine resources management to improve understanding about the state of women and men in environmental decision making and the structural challenges preventing equitable opportunities for men and women in relation to the coastal, marine and fisheries sectors. The study will cover 12 countries […]

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Serie de documentos temáticos AGENT Energía: Abogando por la igualdad de género en el desarrollo de la infraestructura de energía a gran escala

Este documento presenta un panorama general de las dimensiones de género en la planificación y la construcción de infraestructura
de energía renovable a gran escala, como plantas hidroeléctricas y geotérmicas, colectores solares y parques eólicos con capacidad para generar 10 MW o más. Si bien las prácticas y lecciones resaltadas se pueden aplicar a proyectos de infraestructura energética en general, el documento se centra en proyectos de infraestructura de energía renovable en línea con las tendencias actuales de inversión.

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A Sustainable Future for All

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office (GGO) has long believed and invested in the transformative power of equality. Recognizing that gender gaps and social inequities undermine conservation and sustainable development, IUCN GGO works to advance gender-responsive solutions, empowering women and men as change agents to overcome the most pressing of […]

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Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes and to figure out how you can do it? The course will help you better understand the linkages between gender and the environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender, and […]

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Advancing Gender in the Environment: Cultivating a More Equitable and Inclusive TFA 2020

The actions of TFA 2020 Partners—both individually and collectively—take place in different contexts with unique social circumstances in which women, men, Indigenous peoples, and vulnerable groups have differentiated roles, uses, access, benefits, and control over environmental and social resources. As identified in a 2017 TFA 2020 paper, in South America, deforestation rates are between 6 […]

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