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Gender-based Violence and Environment: The Cause of Gender-based Violence: Unequal Distribution of Power in Society Between Women and Men United Nations Environment Programme (2016)
The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany on 6 November.
On a typical day, when Mr. Pasert, a 40-year-old truck driver, wakes up at 6 a.m., Ms. Sai, a food vendor ten years his senior, has already spent three hours preparing food to sell in the market.
There is little doubt that improving the environment can dramatically boost the quality of life, security and social standing of women across the world.
Eight years after experiencing the devastating Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar’s worst natural disaster to date in the country, rural communities, especially women, in the Ayeyarwady River Delta, live in constant dread of another monster sea storm.
On the morning of the 4 May 2015, the silence of the Centre International de Conférences was broken by almost 1,200 participants from 171 countries amassing near the shores of Lake Geneva.
The Darfur region of Sudan is no stranger to conflict. For over a decade, cycles of violence have driven over 2 million people from their homes and villages and into internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps near towns.
For the first time, UNEP has adopted a comprehensive gender policy to guide it's projects (e.g. ensuring women's and men's equal participation) and operations (e.g. via staff recruitment practices) are more gender-sensitive.