Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE): A Challenge to Address Gender-Based Violence in Environmental Programs

RISE Challenge

USAID's Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment is thrilled to announce that the RISE Challenge has reopened for applications.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is estimated to affect more than one in three women worldwide. This widespread problem takes a variety of forms, including sexual, psychological, community, economic, institutional, and intimate partner violence, and in turn affects nearly every aspect of a person’s life, including health, education, and economic and political opportunities.

At the same time, environmental degradation, loss of ecosystem benefits, and unsustainable resource use are creating complex crises worldwide. As billions of people rely on these natural resources and ecosystems to sustain themselves, the potential human impacts are dire, with disproportionate effects on women and girls.

The RISE challenge aims to identify and fund the innovation application of promising or proven interventions that prevent and respond to GBV across programs that address the access, use, control, and management of natural resources.

For additional information, and to apply, please click here.

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