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Tue, Mar 01



Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center)

Gender-blind climate and environment-focused policies and implementation frameworks can inadvertently create conditions for heightened gender risks, including GBV, and miss creating powerful opportunities for realizing rights and resilience.

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Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center)
Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center)

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2022, 9:00 AM EST


About the event

In the lead-up to the66th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) and the resumed sessions under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), join IUCN and USAID together with diverse partners in this high-level moderated discussion amongst leading GBV and environment policy-makers, donors, and practitioners. Together, speakers will explore the existing, emerging, and urgently needed policy frameworks and enabling conditions that are fundamental to facilitate collaborative rights-based action to address GBV and combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

Moderated by:

Ali Raza Rizvi, Head, Climate Change, IUCN

Planned speakers include:

Lucy Mulenkei, Vice President, International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI); board member, African Indigenous Women’s Organisation (AIWO); and co-founder and co-chair, Indigenous Women Biodiversity Network (IWBN)

Seemin Qayum, Policy Advisor, Sustainable Development, UN Women

USAID Representative, [TBD]

Andrea Cruz Angón, Biodiversity and Cooperation Strategies Coordinator, Mexico Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)

Erin Kenny, Head of the Technical Unit and Senior Technical Adviser, Spotlight Initiative

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