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Advancing gender equality, including through women’s empowerment and valuing the unique knowledge, roles and capacities of all people, is key to effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable environmental solutions.

IUCN champions a gender-responsive approach across its programme portfolio, identifying and overcoming gender gaps across sectors and at all levels, to enable better natural resource governance and conservation outcomes. 


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  • 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...

  • 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...

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Gender and Climate Change

Among the world’s most pressing and complex challenges, climate change is not gender neutral. Over the last decade, tremendous progress has been made by the global community in recognising the differentiated causes and impacts of climate change and considering proactive, effective,...

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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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