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Building Resilience and Weaving Gender Responsive Approaches to Biodiversity Governance

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The “Chiang Mai Workshop Report” provides a comprehensive account of the workshop that took place on 15 May – 20 May 2023 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This report offers insights, findings, and recommendations discussed during the event, which focused on “Building Resilience and Weaving Gender-Responsive Approaches to Biodiversity Governance”. It serves as a valuable resource for those interested in the outcomes of the workshop and is an essential reference for future initiatives and collaborative efforts in the field.

Advancing Women's Rights, Gender Equality and the Future of Biodiversity in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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Women4Biodiversity has been working to advance gender considerations in the work of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, including co-convening the CBD Women’s Caucus to share, collect, contribute and engage in various deliberations in the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) and the post-2020 Gender Plan of Action (GPA). We have brought together a collective recommendation in advancing a stand-alone gender target, Target 22, which is, as of this writing, gaining momentum for support.

This report discusses gender and environment linkages, women’s roles in biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and access and benefit sharing, international gender environment policy frameworks, gender considerations in the post-2020 GBF, and implementing the post-2020 GPA. It also lays out Women4Biodiversity’s advocacy roadmap to advance gender considerations in the post-2020 GBF, including reflective recommendations to incorporate collaborations with key partners in strengthening collective advocacy.

Women4Biodiversity has put this report together with funding support by WWF International. And, with further funding support from Sida through SwedBio, at Stockholm Resilience Centre, we are now embarking on a long advocacy campaign to strengthen the voices of women from the ground and create space for the diversity of its members to share, co-create and build collective actions. We envision the integration of a human rights-based approach for women’s rights, gender equality and the future of biodiversity in the GBF and GPA.

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