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Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center) Bulletin – September 2023

Bulletin | 29 September 2023 WEBINAR: SAVE THE DATE

Unveiling gender-based violence in the context of environmental degradation and climate change:

The role of data and storytelling

Tuesday, 1 November, 2023


Join us for an expert panel discussion on the role of data on gender-based violence and environment linkages in strengthening international biodiversity and climate agendas.

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Rising to the challenge

News from the Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge winners

In this section, stay up to date on the latest round of RISE grants, and how the winners are taking action to address gender-based violence – including domestic violence, sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and psychological abuse and threats – across protected areas, conservancies, and fisheries and in defense of the environment.

Photo credit: ActionAid Zambia

Rising against sex-for-fish exploitation in Zambia: Enhancing gender-based violence awareness and prevention in the fisheries sector

This quarter, we check in with ActionAid Zambia on the work they are doing to prevent and mitigate gender-based violence to improve access, benefits and control of fisheries resources.

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“To change the world – you have to use your voice”

Challenging the status quo to promote gender safety and gender equality at the recent Global Environment Facility Assembly

Last month, over 1,500 delegates from 185 countries attended the 7th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Vancouver, Canada. A record number of civil society, youth and Indigenous Peoples were in attendance, including three representatives from the Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge.

RISE grants challenge winners carried a special message: that the globe’s vision for a healthier and more sustainable planet needs to also promote the safety of all people, especially women and girls, from gender-based violence as a part of a comprehensive approach to driving gender-responsive environmental action. Read more about their experience at the GEF Assembly.

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Webinar recording 7th GEF Assembly 2023 Side Event: A “Win-Win” for Gender and Biodiversity — Transforming women’s rights and gender equality for achieving the goals and targets of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

by Women4Biodiversity

This side event at GEF Assembly highlighted the pivotal role of a human rights-based approach in environmental policy. It emphasized the historical significance of gender advocates and the need to ensure inclusive participation, intersectional perspectives, and a focus on justice to drive transformative change. Featuring Samantha Munagandu, Project Coordinator, ActionAid Zambia and RISE grants challenge winner.

This visual representation encapsulates the key takeaways, discussions, and outcomes from the event.

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The GBV-ENV Center Library

The GBV-ENV Center curates a library of resources from around the globe to support informed action to address GBV and environment linkages across environmental policy and practitioner spheres.

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Cross-sector partnerships. Pioneering learning. #RISEUSAID | Website The Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge identifies and funds evidence-based strategies to address GBV in environment and climate-related programming. Funded by USAID and hosted by IUCN under AGENT’s GBV-ENV Center, RISE aims to build approaches that help close information and knowledge gaps in relation to programming that addresses GBV and environment linkages.

Learn. Act. Create change. #GBVENVCenter | Website TheGender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center is hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) under its Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It works to close the knowledge gap on GBV-environment issues while mobilizing learning and forging collaborative action towards ending GBV and securing environmental sustainability.

Filling information gaps. Making the case. Tailored technical support. #AGENT_usaid | Website Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) is a collaboration between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase the effectiveness of environment programming through the robust integration of gender considerations, while improving gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes. The information provided in this email is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government. When registering for events from Advancing Gender in the Environment, you will receive future news and invitations. You may opt out of communications at any time.

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