Honolulu, Hawaii (Sep. 6, 2016) – WEDO attended the 2016 IUCN International World Conservation Congress, which is themed “Planet at the Crossroads”, focusing majorly on “Business” and “Biosecurity”.

IUCN has been at the forefront of recognizing conservation is interconnected with all socioeconomic aspects, yet much more effort is needed from IUCN, to integrate gender as a critical element of conservation and sustainable development.

Click here to read the full article on the Huffington Post by Bridget Burns, WEDO’ s co-director, urging IUCN to take initiatives of mainstreaming gender into international environmental policy frameworks, continuing supporting gender-responsive agenda, and pushing gender equality in the actions of all levels at IUCN.

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