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  • Red de Mujeres en Conservación Red de Mujeres en Conservación Photo: Red de Mujeres en Conservación

    Género y conservación de la naturaleza en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

    29.04.2020

    UICN, a través de varias de sus Comisiones de expertos, Miembros y Secretariado, apoya a mujeres en roles de liderazgo para la conservación y la defensa de derechos en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Por ello, se ha unido a la Red de Mujeres en Conservación, que a...

  • Women fishing in Mozambique Photo: IUCN ESARO

    Women in Mozambique engage in Climate Change action

    09.03.2020

    The Coastal Resilience to Climate Change (CRCC) project, funded by the Swedish Embassy in Maputo is empowering coastal communities to respond to climate change in an inclusive, resilient and more sustainable way. So far women participation stands at 58...

  • A woman signals for equality Photo: IUCN NL

    Strategies for integrating gender in sustainable ecosystem management

    08.03.2020

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment are matters of fundamental human rights and prerequisites to meeting sustainable development goals around the world. 

  • Woman examines leaf with clipboard Photo: (c) Vystek Images Shutterstock

    IUCN Acting Director General’s Statement on International Women’s Day 2020

    06.03.2020

    Nature conservation and women’s rights are inextricably linked. As we face an escalating biodiversity crisis, we need women as equal, active players in conservation more than ever. What is more, environmental degradation is actually exacerbating violence...

  • Women fetching water in Rajasthan, India Two women are lugging water pots on their head in Rajasthan, India. Due to the lack of piped water, women and girls in many parts of the world have to fetch water from its natural sources, exposing them to the threat of gender-based violence. Photo: Shutterstock

    Environmental degradation driving gender-based violence – IUCN study

    29.01.2020

    Gland, Switzerland, 29 January 2020 (IUCN) – The degradation of nature can lead to gender-based violence including sexual assault, domestic violence and forced prostitution, according to a new IUCN study published today. Competition over increasingly scarce...

  • In South Sudan, a woman carries a heavy load of firewood on her head. As with many parts of the world, women and girls are responsible for collecting water and firewood, facing the risk of gender-based violence en route.   In South Sudan, a woman carries a heavy load of firewood on her head. As with many parts of the world, women and girls are responsible for collecting water and firewood, facing the risk of gender-based violence en route. Photo: Shutterstock

    Threats to the environment are interlinked with gender-based violence across multiple contexts

    28.01.2020

    Around the world, rooted in discriminatory gender norms and shrouded in impunity, gender-based violence (GBV) occurs in all societies as a means of control, subjugation and exploitation that further feeds gender inequality.

  • Cambodian women who work with forest products Photo: NTFP-EP Cambodia, Kouy Socheat

    Gender and the environment: What are the barriers to gender equality in sustainable ecosystem management?

    23.01.2020

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment are matters of fundamental human rights and prerequisites to meeting sustainable development goals around the world.

  • Nor -Yauyos Cochas/Perú Photo: Aneli Gómez

    Benefits of gender equality in sustainable ecosystem management

    17.12.2019

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment are matters of fundamental human rights and prerequisites to meeting sustainable development goals around the world.

  • Unidentified Ghanaian woman walks towards sanitation facilities Photo: ©Shutterstock/Anton Ivanov

    World Toilet Day 2019: Access to sanitation means dignity, opportunity, safety

    18.11.2019

    World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. As more than half the global...

  • In a wooden boat on the estuary of the Densu River in Ghana, Cecila dips a salinator into the water and declares that the salinity is only two parts per thousand In a wooden boat on the estuary of the Densu River in Ghana, Cecila dips a salinator into the water and declares that the salinity is only two parts per thousand Photo: Jamie Wen-Besson

    Fishing For Equality and Sustainability

    09.10.2019

    Based on a report on gender and fisheries by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID has launched a Learning Initiative to study the linkages between women's...

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