Skip to content

Humanrights

Women, girls and the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment – A conversation with David Boyd in CBD COP 15

Women4Biodiversity hosted “Women, girls and the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment,” a conversation with UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment David Boyd in Montreal, Canada on 13 and 14 December last year. The two-part event was among the Women’s Hub activities during the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15).

Gender Equality, Restoration and Land Rights: A Time for Change

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.

Banner of IMPAC5

Gender perspectives at IMPAC5, the marine protected area congress

The 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5) wrapped up last March in Vancouver, Canada, on the traditional territories of the host First Nations – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) – following days full of inspiring and thoughtful discussions. While significant progress was made, especially regarding the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ central role in marine stewardship, the authors still feel that more could have been done to highlight broader issues of justice, including gender equity. This blog post offers some insights into what was said about gender, equity and justice at the Congress. It offers a few reflections on how we can ensure greater (re)focused attention on these topics in upcoming work on marine stewardship.

Gender Program: Weaving Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Post–2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The Gender Program was a 2 day event organized by United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) Women’s Caucus and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat. It was held in the Auditorium of the “Palace Québec” on the 10 and 12 December 2022. The aim was to ensure that the Post- 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) is Gender Responsive and has a Human Rights Based approach (HRBA) that highlights the importance of women in biodiversity. 

An artwork by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network displayed during COP 15

COP 15 Reflection: The new global biodiversity framework, human rights and civil society

An artwork by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network displayed during COP 15 Text and photo by Cristina Eghenter 12 years after Nagoya’s Aichi Targets, a new Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) agreed on 19 December 2022 at the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties… Read More »COP 15 Reflection: The new global biodiversity framework, human rights and civil society

SHE SUSTAINS COMMUNITIES, a pre-International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day event on women, food sovereignty, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework 

REGISTER HERE Date 14 October 2022 Time 1 pm UTC | 630 pm India | 8 am Mexico Objectives 1) To gather insights and stories on rural women and their role in food sovereignty through sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation and restoration… Read More »SHE SUSTAINS COMMUNITIES, a pre-International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day event on women, food sovereignty, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework 

The Need for Women’s Representation: Reflections on the Africa Protected Areas Congress

By Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi, SWAGEN Uganda Beautiful Kigali, the Capital City of Rwanda, was a hive of activity from 18-23 July, hosting the inaugural Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC). The Government of Rwanda, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the African… Read More »The Need for Women’s Representation: Reflections on the Africa Protected Areas Congress

“Advancing Gender Equality and Human Rights to Stop the Biodiversity Crisis”

A summary of the side event to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to inform about the intersections between SDG 5, 14, 15 and the Convention on Biological Diversity Watch the event recording here Miren la versión en español aquí In preparation for the High-Level Political Forum… Read More »“Advancing Gender Equality and Human Rights to Stop the Biodiversity Crisis”

Join our mailing list!

Be the first to receive our latest news and updates
Open chat
1
To join our mailing list please visit; https://bit.ly/3fHmao6 and for any further inquiries please write to us at [email protected]