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    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. 

  • 80 people sitting in blue plastic chairs outside in a circle Photo: IUCN

    Communities step up to manage their natural resources

    05.03.2020

    Ghana lost about 60% of its forest cover in just over 50 years, and at the current deforestation rate of approximately 2% per year (135,000 ha/year), the situation is expected to get worse. The government has taken measures to address this, now it’s time for...

  • 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.

  • A man is filling water cans at a well After a drought in 2017 related to an El Niño event, food and water resources became scarce in parts of Somalia, affecting millions. Photo: Muse Mohammed/IOM

    IUCN Acting Director General’s Statement on International Migrants Day

    18.12.2019

    When it is a deliberate choice, migration can be a powerful source of new opportunities. Yet for many people, migration is not a choice. Many are forced to leave their homes, fearing conflict and violence, or fleeing from persecution and human rights...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Rivers as lifelines, West Africa Photo: ©Shutterstock/QuickShot

    Le bassin du Tchad, une source de vie pour l'homme, la nature et la paix

    04.10.2019

    Le Bassin du Tchad, focalisé autour du Lac Tchad, couvre près de 8% du continent africain et abrite plus de 30 millions de personnes. Plus de la moitié de cette population vit de l'agriculture, de l'élevage et de la pêche grâce à ce bassin. Pourtant, il a...

  • Landscape of Guilin, China Photo: ©Shutterstock/Aphotostory

    BRIDGE: Hydrodiplomacy in Action

    30.09.2019

    Globally, over 310 lake and river basins stretch across national borders. Around 60% of those lack any type of cooperative management framework. Good transboundary water management is crucial for peace, security, economic development and environmental...

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