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 […]
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 […]
AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources […]
IUCN NL’s Femke Wijdekop invited two internationally renowned human rights lawyers to engage in a conversation on the challenges environmental defenders face and how to tackle them. As the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox is the leading ambassador for defenders who are fighting for their right to a sustainable environment. Netherlands-based human rights lawyer Jan […]
Semeando Equidade – perspectivas de gênero na restauração de paisagens florestais é uma coleção de cartilhas que contou com a colaboração de mulheres, grandes especialistas nos seguintes temas: Mulheres na Restauração de Paisagens Florestais Mudanças Climáticas e Economia de Baixo Carbono Empreendedorismo e Geração de Renda Governança, Diálogo e Formação de Redes Mobilização Social e […]
Mobilizar significa colocar em movimento. E quantas não são as ações e causas que gostaríamos de colocar em prática no nosso dia a dia e na nossa organização, mas temos dificuldade. Esta cartilha visa ajudar organizações que atuam na cadeia da restauração de paisagens florestais a colocar seus projetos em movimento!
Read the Women & Gender Constituency’s Key Demands from COP22. Join us in calling for real action to promote human rights, justice and a sustainable future for all #WhatWomenWant!
Indigenous women in the Americans often remain left out of conversations regarding extractive industries despite being disproportionately affected by their presence. This toolkit serves to educate indigenous women about the ways in which they can engage with the Inter-American human rights framework and boost advocacy.
This briefing outlines the consequences of climate change with respect to human rights and the obligations states have to address them. Included is a set of recommendations for the UNFCCC to integrate human rights into their existing framework.
Briefing Note 4 – Social and Psychological Impact of Limited Access to Sanitation: The link between MHM and reproductive tract infections, and between WASH practices and pregnancy SHARE / WSSCC Research briefing notes – Impact of Inadequate Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh The SHARE […]