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DEBT, DISPLACEMENT, AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS Assessing the Gender, Environmental, and Human Rights Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

  This report exposes the human rights and environmental impacts of China-backed infrastructure projects in Kenya, Indonesia, and Argentina, focusing on women in all their diversities. The projects are all part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an immensely ambitious global development strategy led by China which aims to promote connectivity and economic cooperation …

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REPORT FOR FIRST SUB-REGIONAL FORUM OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES OF CENTRAL AFRICA AND THE CONGO BASIN.

The First Sub-Regional Forum of Indigenous Women and Local Communities of Central Africa and the Congo Basin took place in Brazzaville, Congo, from May 8 to May 12, 2023. This landmark event was held at the Grand Lancaster Hotel and was organized by the Network of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities for the Sustainable Management …

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Gender Plan of Action CBD (COP 15)

The purpose of the gender plan of action is to support and promote the gender responsive implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The plan will also support a gender responsive approach to applying the implementation mechanisms associated with the framework.II. MODALITIES 2. The implementation of the gender plan of action and its proposed expected …

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USAID Climate Strategy 2022-2030

Climate change is a global crisis. As temperatures and sea levels rise, people around the world areincreasingly seeing heat waves, droughts, foods, cyclones, and wildfres upend their lives. The efectsof climate change are not equal – they disproportionately impact the poorest and most marginalizedcommunities we work to support every day. Climate change afects virtually everything …

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UNITED STATES STRATEGY TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE GLOBALLY

The United States believes that preventing and responding to gender-based violence around the world is a matter ofhuman rights, justice, equity, and equality. In 2012, the U.S. Congress first requested a “multi-year strategy toprevent and respond to violence against women and girls,” which led to the development of the first U.S. Strategyto Prevent and Respond …

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WCC-2020-Res-115-EN
Protecting environmental human and peoples’ rights defenders and whistleblowers

RECOGNISING that loss of global biodiversity is linked with increasing violence toward people whoput their lives at risk to defend nature and related human rights;NOTING that environmental human and peoples’ rights defenders and whistleblowers are anyindividual or group working to protect or promote human rights in the context of the environment,such as the defence of …

WCC-2020-Res-115-EN
Protecting environmental human and peoples’ rights defenders and whistleblowers
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Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy:
Mainstreaming gender-responsiveness within the IUCN programme of work.

Introduction and rationale This Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy recalls, reaffirms and further strengthens IUCN’s commitment to realising gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment and puts into place requirements for embedding a gender-responsive approach into its Programme and project portfolio. IUCN defines a gender-responsive approach1 as the proactive identification of gender gaps, discriminations …

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy:
Mainstreaming gender-responsiveness within the IUCN programme of work.
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Indigenous Women’s Voices on Climate Change

It is clear that climate change is already causing widespread socio-economicand environmental loss and human suffering. Studies have shown that globalwarming and extreme weather conditions may have calamitous humanrights consequences for millions of people. Global warming is one of theleading causes and greatest contributors to world hunger, malnutrition,exposure to disease and declining access to water. …

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Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2

Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2 (LBO-2) provides a snapshot of the many on-the-ground initiatives being led by indigenous peoples and local communities that contribute to the successful implementation of global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),  the Paris Agreement, and the Convention on Biological Diversity.  It is intended to complement the fifth edition of the …

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The Convention on Biological Diversity and Indigenous Peoples

On March 14-29, 2022, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation will be taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. Cultural Survival’s Indigenous Rights Radio took the opportunity to interview Indigenous leaders about the Convention and about how Indigenous Peoples are involved in the implementation of this important international, multilateral treaty.  Listen to the podcasts here: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/convention-biological-diversity-and-indigenous-peoples