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  • A woman stands and talks into a microphone Andreea Raluca Torre, Senior Gender Researcher at SEI, presents the key findings of the Regional Gender Study Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram - IUCN/MFF

    Southeast Asia must integrate gender considerations in coastal resource management - Regional Gender Study

    14.12.2018

    A Regional Gender Study completed in 2018 has shown that many countries in Southeast Asia are not adequately integrating gender considerations into their national policies for fisheries and coastal resource management. The results of the study, conducted by...

  • Every year, from 25 November to 10 December, the world focuses on 16 Days of Activism to promote the end of violence against women. A woman holds a sign calling for an end to violence Photo: Shutterstock

    16 Days of Activism to shine a spotlight on gender-based violence (GBV) and the environment

    29.11.2018

    Every year, for 16 days, from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, people from all over the world campaign to raise awareness and galvanise action to end violence against women...

  • two women sitting by fires stirring nuts in pans Photo: Mengina Gilli

    Decisions have consequences: Contrasting stories of shea butter & community conservation in Ghana

    03.09.2018

    At first glance, they seem identical – Two neighbouring communities, Murugu and Kaden, bordering Mole National Park in Ghana. Both are surrounded by savannah with scattered trees in farmed and fallow lands, where women collect shea nuts. It is the shea nuts,...

  • Yudy Espinal from La Paz, Honduras, is an active member of the microwatershed council in the Goascorán River Basin Photo: © Wanda Villeda / IUCN

    New publication: Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters

    29.08.2018

    Good water governance will be a cornerstone of global water security over the coming decades.  A central dimension of water security involves the protection, allocation and sharing of increasingly scarce and polluted water resources among humans and the...

  • Harvesting maize, Tete Province, Mozambique. SUSTAIN Initiative Photo: ©ADPP

    World Water Week: Water, ecosystems and human development

    22.08.2018

    Water, ecosystems and human development is the leading theme of this year’s World Water Week. The annual conference on water is held in Stockholm, Sweden from 26 to 31 August and gathers scientists, business leaders, policy makers and water managers...

  • IUCN has collaborated with the GEF and Small Grants Programme and other partners in developing an open online course on gender and the environment IUCN has collaborated with the GEF and Small Grants Programme and other partners in developing an open online course on gender and the environment Photo: Global Environment Facility

    A new online course builds capacity on gender and environment linkages

    26.06.2018

    At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam, IUCN is pleased to join efforts in the launch of a free Open Online Course on Gender and the Environment. 

  • European Development Days 2018 IUCN Gender Photo: European Development Days

    Putting women and girls at the heart of conservation and climate action

    08.06.2018

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • IUCN and UN Women at COP 23 promoting the implementation of the recently adopted UNFCCC Gender Action Plan. IUCN and UN Women at COP 23 promoting the implementation of the recently adopted UNFCCC Gender Action Plan. Photo: IUCN

    The UNFCCC affirms its commitment towards capacity building and tracking progress on gender

    13.05.2018

    At the Bonn UNFCCC Intersessional, IUCN supports delegates in taking steps on implementing its recent Gender Action Plan

  • A man and a young girl grasp the stem of a tree sapling and pose for a photo A student from Hnila Girl's School accepts a sapling from Khursid Alam (CODEC) and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad (IUCN) Photo: © Shital Kumar Nath / CODEC

    Cookstoves for forest conservation in Teknaf, Bangladesh

    29.03.2018

    Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary is crucial habitat for many species, but until recently, the forests of the peninsula and the mangroves along the bank of Naf River were the only sources of fuel wood for the nearby villages. The increased prevalence of wood cutting...

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