News article on the gendered impacts of deforestation and palm oil plantations in Papua New Guinea, including increased discrimination and violence against women, particularly indigenous women, as a consequence of resources loss and food insecurity, as well as due to women’s leading role in the defence of lands.
Stakeholder Type: Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Digital resource hub developed for and in consultation with women land and water defenders who are at the forefront in the protection of the environment, in Canada and across the globe. The hub brings together a range of original and existing material to support research, advocacy, information sharing, and movement building around the subject of resource extraction and its gendered implications, including gender-based violence.
Global Environment Facility (GEF) updated policy on Environmental and Social Safeguard Standards includes provisions to address existing gaps, including specifically in relation to Indigenous Peoples rights, labour and working conditions, and gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual harassment and abuse.
La politique actualisée du Fonds pour l’environnement mondial (FEM) sur les normes de sauvegarde environnementales et sociales comprend des dispositions visant à combler les lacunes existantes, notamment en ce qui concerne les droits des peuples autochtones, les conditions de travail et d’emploi, et la violence basée sur le genre (VBG), y compris le harcèlement et les abus sexuels.
Política actualizada del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (FMAM) sobre Estándares de Salvaguardias Ambientales y Sociales que incluye disposiciones para abordar brechas existentes, incluyendo especialmente en relación a los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, las condiciones laborales y de trabajo, y la violencia de género, incluido el acoso y abuso sexual.
At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam, IUCN is pleased to join efforts in the launch of a free Open Online Course on Gender and the Environment. The course is an initiative led by the GEF and Small Grants Programme in partnership with the GEF Gender Partnership, of which IUCN is …
Women’s voice and agency are essential for the governance of natural resources because of their diverse experiences as farmers, fishers, household providers, and entrepreneurs. However, their perspectives are often unrecognized and their needs unmet in shaping and applying environmental policy. Ensuring that gender perspectives and women’s knowledge, needs, and capacities inform sound policy making is critical to achieving sustainable livelihoods and sustainable development. A key barrier to advancing gender equality in the policy arena has been a void in information, data, and measurement of women’s participation in environmental decision-making processes. The new EGI dataset helps to fill this knowledge gap.