Women environmental human rights defenders are critical for the protection of nature and its resources – yet, gender-based threats aim to silence their work. This SRJS brief reviews the gender-differentiated challenges these defenders face, including gender-based violence, and recommendations for civil society and governments to strengthen protections.
Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders: Facing gender-based violence in defense of land, natural resources and human rights
- IUCN (2020). Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders: Facing gender-based violence in defense of land, natural resources and human rights. IUCN: Gland, Switzerland
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