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IUCN Global Gender Office announces the Environment and Gender Index

First-Ever Environment and Gender Index Will be Available in November
For the first time in history, there is a tool to monitor progress toward
gender equality in the context of global environmental governance. The
Environment and Gender Index (EGI) – a project of IUCN
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nations are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy
and planning. Comparative data across 72 developed and developing countries
will help decision-makers, civil society, and others evaluate progress while
identifying where the gaps lie in achieving gender equality in the
environmental context. The index will be particularly useful for those
working on issues related to environment, livelihoods, governance,
education, health and security.

The EGI will be launched on November 19 during the UNFCCC COP19
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announcements about the Index, as well as an electronic version upon
completion, please sign up on the website. If you have questions, please
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GPOW Sponsorship at the AAGs in Tampa

The Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group (GPOW) of the AAG is pleased to extend an invitation to sponsor sessions at the 2014 AAG, April 8-12 in Tampa, FL.

GPOW promotes geographic research and education on topics relating to women, gender, sexuality, and the socio-spatial production of difference and inequality more broadly. Sponsored sessions can encompass a broad range of geographic topics including (but not limited to) those focusing on women, gender, masculinities, femininities, sexuality, race, feminist theories and/or methodologies.

To put forward your session for GPOW sponsorship, please send your session abstract, list of presenters and titles to Jill Williams at This information will enable GPOW to promote your sessions closer to the conference date. We look forward to receiving details of your sessions and facilitating an engaging conference environment!