Around the world gender-based violence is a barrier to human rights and environmental sustainability. Under the Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge, action is under way to provide financial and technical support to new partnerships between environmental organizations, community-based organizations and leaders, and organizations with experience addressing gender-based violence. Together, partners address the ways in which gender-based violence affects the uses of, benefits derived from, and decision-making power and influence over natural resources. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the RISE grants challenge is the first-of-its kind mechanism to address gender-based violence in environmental programming and climate-vulnerable contexts. Through a peer-learning community, RISE builds capacities, cross-sector cooperation, and learnings on promising strategies to contribute to global learning and advocacy.
This factsheet provides an overview of the newest RISE grants challenge grantees and their strategies to address gender-based violence in the fisheries, conservation and ecotourism sectors, and in the defence of the environment.