Gender equality and equity are matters of fundamental human rights and social justice, as well as a pre-condition for sustainable development and the achievement of IUCN’s mission.


How we engage

Recognising the value of gender equality and of women’s vital roles as decision makers, natural resource managers, stakeholders, caregivers and knowledge holders across sectors and at all levels is key to effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable environmental solutions.

IUCN champions a gender-responsive approach by providing capacity building and technical support across sectors. IUCN identifies and overcomes gender gaps to enable better natural resource governance and conservation.


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Gender and Climate Change

Over the last decade, tremendous progress has been made by the global community in recognizing the differentiated causes and impacts of climate change and considering proactive, effective, inclusive, gender-responsive solutions.


Quick reads

Aimed at policy-makers and journalists, IUCN Issues Briefs provide key information on selected issues in a two-pager format.

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Gender and climate change

Across societies the impacts of climate change affect women and men differently. Women are often responsible for gathering and producing food, collecting water and sourcing fuel for heating and...

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