Gender equality, restoration and land rights are interrelated issues that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions worldwide. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of land degradation, as they often depend on land for their income, food production, #water supply and fuel. Multi-faceted challenges limit their ability to protect and restore land and to benefit from its resources.
Biodiversity underpins the ecosystems and their services and functions are vital to life. As international and national campaigns to restore degraded landscapes are gaining popularity to address the UN Decade on Restoration, there is a gap that persists at the heart of the ecosystem restoration… Read More »Weaving gender into Ecosystem Restoration
This year, the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place from 15 to 26 March, under the theme, “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as… Read More »UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65)
Ana di Pangracio, FARN Originally published in Spanish. https://www.lanacion.com.ar/opinion/ley-humedales-hay-proteger-lo-nos-protege-nid2586780 It’s time for a wetland law. We need it now. This is the understanding of the more than 500,000 people who signed an online petition demanding a “wetlands law now”, which at this moment is aimed… Read More »Wetlands Law: We must protect what protects us
Webinar Series : Roadmap for a gender-responsive Post2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Dialogue #2: Gender Based Violence and Environmental Linkages Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Time: 8PM Bangkok/ 7AM Mexico REGISTRATION : HERE RECORDING : AVAILABLE HERE (please also subscribe to our channel to stay updated… Read More »Dialogue #2: Gender Based Violence & Environmental Linkages (25 November, 2020)
Building a future for all life on Earth requires incorporating human rights in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, writes Claudia Ituarte-Lima, Senior Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. This article authored by Claudia Ituarte-Lima was originally published on October 22, 2020 on China Dialogue and Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human… Read More »Why Rights and Biodiversity Are Interdependent
Recognizing that there are gaps in the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework related to Human Rights, which directly affect girls and women, and other groups such as indigenous peoples, local communities and youth; We will hold a series of dialogues to discuss how the post-2020… Read More »Webinar Series : Roadmap for a gender-responsive Post2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Building resilient local economies through agro-biodiversity: Case from Malinau, North Kalimantan, Indonesia
Contributed by WWF Indonesia and FoMMA (Alliance of the People of the Kayan Mentarang National Park) and GOW (The united association of Women’s organizations) Equality in natural resource and landscape governance is fundamental and concerns: tenure rights, fair sharing of costs and benefits; procedural aspects… Read More »Building resilient local economies through agro-biodiversity: Case from Malinau, North Kalimantan, Indonesia
In the path to “build back better” we need to bend the curve of inequality and injustice and embed a human rights-based approach to a healthy environment. We must work together to ensure that the new era of biodiversity conservation can deliver for the right of nature, for the rights of women and for the whole of society.
Contributed by Gisela Alvarado and Vivienne Solis, CoopeSoliDar RL Costa Rica has been a country recognized worldwide for having a very rich marine biodiversity. At the same time, this Central American country also has a strong cultural identity near the sea, and a way of… Read More »Ghost woman: women who work in small-scale fisheries