Women’s rights

IUCN NL commits to gender justice in nature conservation. Women’s rights are human rights. Gender equality is intrinsically linked to biodiversity, climate change and land degradation. Therefore, women’s rights are a fundamental issue for nature conservation.

Having a voice

Women’s experiences and knowledge are of essential value for the conservation of nature and the fight against climate change. Women are particularly vulnerable to threats posed by a changing climate and environmental degradation. Yet, they offer important knowledge and solutions to these crises. Therefore it is critical women have the space to speak out and have their voice valued.

Inclusive governance

Together with our partners IUCN NL promotes inclusive natural resource governance, through a gender equal and intersectional [1]intersectionality is the overlap of multiple and intersecting social identities, like race, gender, sexuality, and class, that contributes to specific types of systemic oppression and discrimination … Continue reading approach. Ensuring the participation and leadership of women in decision-making processes around their forests and territories. We campaign for women’s rights in forest policies.

Gender and environment briefs

Gender blog series

In a 5-part blog series, we set out the benefits of (part 1) and barriers to (part 2) gender equality within sustainable ecosystem management. Part 3 zooms in on solutions, outlining key tools and strategies. Part 4 and 5 highlight examples of gender-responsive interventions in Guyana.

Women Environmental Defenders

We strengthen women’s groups and networks who stand up to protect their territories from mining activities, oil developments, dam constructions, or deforestation. We support women environmental defenders by improving their safety through network building, training or quick response funds. 

Index

Index
1 intersectionality is the overlap of multiple and intersecting social identities, like race, gender, sexuality, and class, that contributes to specific types of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual