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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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    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

    The Chad Basin, a lifeline for people, nature and peace

    04.10.2019

    The Chad basin, centred around Lake Chad, covers almost 8% of the African continent and is home to over 30 million people. Over half of this population carves a living out of farming, herding and fishing thanks to the basin. Yet it is shrinking at an alarming...

  • 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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