Gender and the Decade

The 2015-2020 Gender Plan of Action of the Convention on Biological Diversity is focused on four objectives, which include mainstreaming a gender perspective into the implementation of the Convention, promoting gender equality in achieving its objectives, demonstrating the benefits of gender mainstreaming and increasing the effectiveness of work under the Convention.

Activities identified include the collection and dissemination of information on gender and biodiversity, as well as building capacity of women, particularly indigenous women, to participate in processes and decision-making under the Convention. These actions and others under the Gender Plan all contribute to the objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028”, particularly through such means as encouraging participation and involvement of all stakeholders, and facilitating access to knowledge and exchange of good practices.

  • Organization: Convention of Biological Diversity
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