Issue 5: GEDA Insights

Welcome to the fifth edition of GEDA Insights, the Gender and Environment Data Alliance’s Newsletter. As an alliance of more than 80 organizations, GEDA serves as a hub to foster collaborations and joint action among diverse organizations working on the intersection of gender and environment through a data lens. In this issue, we interview Core Partner Madani Foundation for Development and founding member GenderCC, share new resources and opportunities on topics from finance to health to migration, and cover our members’ engagement at CSW68,  among other exciting news!

Thank you for reading and sharing!  

WEDO & IUCN on behalf of GEDA

GEDA members are working on timely new projects at the gender-environment-data nexus across the world. Check out the latest resources from the GEDA Network:

Gender Data and Climate Playbook’s Gender Data and Climate Playbook, created by Core Partner DataGénero, features an interactive tool that allows you to dig deeper into the interlinkages between gender, climate and data! DataGénero’s participation in the event From Insight to Impact: Gender Data’s Role in Climate Resilience also delves into their work in the Playbook, and their visions for the future.

Read the playbook here

IUCN’s newest report Gender Equality for Greener and Bluer Futures, gathers data on women’s environmental leadership and how it contributes to realizing environmental goals. The latest findings from the report indicate:

  • Only 16% of ministers of environment-related ministries are women;

  • Advancements in women’s leadership have slowed down, and it will take 162 years to reach parity at the current rate.

Read the report here

Gender Equality for

Greener and Bluer Futures

Gender Equality and Climate Adaptation: Closing the Data Gap

Development InitiativesGender Equality and Climate Adaptation: Closing the Data Gap blog explores the existing challenges in tracking investment in gender-responsive climate finance and identifies the current amount of assistance reaching projects at this nexus.

Read the blog here

Women Paying the Cost of the Climate Crisis with their Wombs: Quantifying Loss and Damage Faced by Women Battling Drought, Debt and Migration

The paper Women Paying the Cost of the Climate Crisis with their Wombs: Quantifying Loss and Damage Faced by Women Battling Drought, Debt and Migration, by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), explores the quantifiable effects of climate change on women in India’s Maharashtra state.  Watch the video recording of the related event for more information!

Read the paper here

Escazú Agreement Toolkit for Environmental Defenders

The Escazú Agreement Toolkit for Environmental Defenders, published by GEDA Member WECAN, is a resource meant to help women environmental defenders navigate the domestic laws of their respective countries to achieve the protections of the Escazú Agreement (specifically Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Antigua and Barbuda).

Read the resources here

Each GEDA Insights features an interview GEDA members to showcase the work they are doing at the gender-environment-data nexus. This issue, we’re excited to spotlight two GEDA Core Partners: Madani Foundation for Development and GenderCC: Women for Climate Justice!

Read our interview with the Madani Foundation for Development, Core Partner of GEDA, delving into how data can shed light into how women are impacted by climate change in conflict-affected countries such as Yemen.  

Read the interview with Madani Foundation for Development!

Read our interview with GenderCC, Founding Member of GEDA, whose chair, Shaila Shahid, recently won the WIN-DRR Leadership Award for Excellence in Asia-Pacific.

Read the interview with the GenderCC!

Rise Grants Challenge and Call for Proposals

May 2024

Apply to IUCN’s RISE grants challenge 2024 call for proposals! The Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge is a unique funding mechanism focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) and environment linkages. In 2024, there are 18 eligible countries and a non-area based global policy-focused category. Filling data and knowledge gaps on GBV and environment links is a key pillar for RISE projects. Join IUCN’s information session on May 9 to learn how to apply (register here). And in case you missed it, watch last week’s announcement of the newest RISE cohort and learn more about them here.

Intersectionalities: Gender, Climate Change & Migration

May 22, 2024

Please join the event “Intersectionalities: Gender, Climate Change & Migration” hosted by GEDA member Politics4Her (P4H) and the organization Migration Youth and Children Platform (MYCP). The webinar, to be held on May 22 (4 PM to 7 PM CET), aims to shed light on the interconnectedness of gender, climate change, and migration, highlighting how these intertwined issues constitute one of the most pressing social justice questions of our time. Find out more here!

Intersectionalities: Gender, Climate Change & Migration

May 2024

Please join IIED, GEDA member, on their Barbara Ward Lecture in May, delivered by the executive director of the Green Climate Fund, Mafalda Duarte. Register here!


June 1-13, 2024

For those attending the UNFCCC SB60, join GEDA’s Side Event on Gender-Responsive Data for Climate Action, on June 12. We will be providing more details through our socials, so keep your eyes peeled (or email us directly at!


March 2024

GEDA was well represented in CSW68 through the various events of our members and allies:

  • IWDA’sInnovating Poverty Measurement for Inclusion: Leading from the Pacific” parallel event, where the Equality Insights team, Solomon Islands and Tonga partners covered the implications of ignoring gendered realities and the power of individual-level, gender-sensitive multidimensional measurement and data for revealing and responding to lived realities as demonstrated in the Tonga 2022 survey.

  • Data2X’s event on “The Politics of Gender Data: Mobilizing Championship and Driving Political Will” delved into new research on mapping the political environment for gender data across thirty countries, with a particular focus on Africa.

  • An “Intersectional Data Roundtable” convened by the Center for Global Development, Open Data Watch, Data2X, and UNFPA offered the opportunity for collective reflection on a new “living paper” on Intersectionality in Development Data and its relevant applications, including in the context of LGBTQIA+ groups among other dimensions of data disaggregation and intersectionality.

A side event on Connecting The Dots: Investing in Gender Data for Gender Equality, co-hosted by PARIS21, Open Data Watch, Equality Insights, Data2X, and UN Women, focused on financing gender data systems as a pivotal catalyst for gender equality.

Other Events

Ka‘a I Ka Wiwo‘ole: Brave Enough  From the Frontlines of Our Climate Resilient Futures

January – March 2024

The Institute for Climate and Peace, GEDA member, launched its newest program: Ka‘a I Ka Wiwo‘ole: Brave Enough From the Frontlines of Our Climate Resilient Futures, which uplifts girl- and women-led climate justice efforts in Hawaiʻi. This multigenerational training and mentorship program supports women and girls to engage in learning about local, Indigenous, and ancient knowledge systems that uphold values of mālama ʻāina that perpetuate the well-being of our lands and our people from mauka (mountainside) and makai (oceanside). Participants engaged in a climate and gender roundtable and discourse on leadership, goal setting, and futures-thinking while connecting deeper with the environment, each other, and the wider community. For more information or ways to get involved, please contact

Experiences and Good Practices in Gender Action Plans To Generate a Safe and Enabling Environment for Women Environmental Defenders

April 22, 2024

The side event at the COP3 of the Escazú Agreement titled “Experiences and good practices in gender action plans to generate a safe and enabling environment for women environmental defenders,” featuring the participation of IUCN and WEDO as two of the panelists and that brought to light the lack of data as a hindrance for achieving the protection of women environmental defenders (recording available in Spanish).

Welcome to GEDA’s new Steering Committee!  

We are so excited and proud to announce GEDA’s new Steering Committee, effective April 2024 for a two-year term. This first official Steering Committee consists of the following organizations:

And WEDO and the IUCN as the secretariat! Core Partners International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) will serve as alternates. Please join us in welcoming them!

Check out  GEDA’s new LinkedIn page, and tag us in your posts related to gender-environment data!

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