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Are some governance principles more valued than others? Gender equality as an under-represented and ill-defined principle in coastal fisheries

By Sarah Lawless, Andrew Song, Philippa Cohen, Tiffany Morrison Regardless of the natural resource sector in which we work (i.e., agriculture, forestry or fisheries), we are all guided by a common set of governance principles. These principles may include commitments to sustainable modes of resource management, protection of biodiversity, or participation of stakeholders. But are Read more about Are some governance principles more valued than others? Gender equality as an under-represented and ill-defined principle in coastal fisheries[…]

OPINION: Boosting women in seafood and ending gender inequality

A call to the seafood community: time for commitment and change is now! By Marie Christine Monfort, Natalia Briceno-Lagos, Meryl Williams, Jayne Gallagher, Leonie Noble, Editrudith Lukanga,  Tamara Espiñeira, Marja Bekendam and Katia Frangoudes In honor of International Women’s Day 2019, this Opinion also appeared on the following sites: AKTEA, Blog Activ EU, Industrias Pesqueras (Spanish), International Collective in Support of FishWorkers (ICSF), Fisheries Read more about OPINION: Boosting women in seafood and ending gender inequality[…]

‘Good science’: Using sex-disaggregated data in small-scale fisheries research and policy

By Kate Bevitt Globally, relatively few data are available about women’s role in small-scale fisheries, despite their active participation as fishers, processors, traders and marketers. This calls for greater efforts by researchers, national fisheries agencies and global policymakers to collect and report separately on women’s and men’s contributions to this sector. “When we only collect Read more about ‘Good science’: Using sex-disaggregated data in small-scale fisheries research and policy[…]

Empowering, counting and hearing women: GAF7 showcases gender equality progress and challenges

By Kate Bevitt Emerging research methods and unique technologies that empower and benefit women, alongside women fishworkers’ organisations around the world, are helping to close the gender gap in fisheries and aquaculture. But more still needs to be done to ensure that women are heard, counted and empowered in local to international policy and decision-making Read more about Empowering, counting and hearing women: GAF7 showcases gender equality progress and challenges[…]

From “women do fish” to “women do participate and lead”

Slowly over the last few decades, the number and type of organisations representing the interests of women in fisheries and aquaculture have begun to grow and diversify. Little is written about this welcome growth of activity and so the new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular by Enrique Alonso-Población and Susana Siar (Link) “Women’s participation and Read more about From “women do fish” to “women do participate and lead”[…]

Celebrating the artworks of school children

Take a moment to browse this delightful book that celebrates the imagination, perceptions and vision of junior and senior high school students from Thailand who, during GAF6 in August 2016 in Bangkok, were asked to paint their impressions of “The role of women and youth in aquaculture development or sustainable fisheries management,” or “The impact Read more about Celebrating the artworks of school children[…]

GAF-India Prizes and Launch of GAF Section at 11IFAF

GAF-India was held in Kochi, Kerala, India from 21-24 November 2017. Previously, the prize winners of the M.C. Nandeesha Photo Competition were announced (link). Now we are happy to announce the student prize winners for GAF-India presentations and posters, and the winner of the first Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch Prof. M.C. Nandeesha Gender Justice and Read more about GAF-India Prizes and Launch of GAF Section at 11IFAF[…]

Lives of women in the Sunderabans under climate change

By Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt Resource, Environment and Development Program, Crawford School for Public Policy, Australian National University The film is based on my ongoing research on the effects of climate change on women living in the villages of the Sundarbans, focusing on how they are facing up to the challenges thrown by the rising sea levels, higher tidal surges that Read more about Lives of women in the Sunderabans under climate change[…]

A gendered approach to nutrition-sensitive homestead pond polyculture

A recent paper: “Homestead pond polyculture can improve access to nutritious small fish” published in the journal Food Security1 investigates an aquaculture production system in Bangladesh which is tailored towards improving nutrition and is accessible to and can be managed by women. In Bangladesh, and many parts of rural south Asia, women’s movements outside the homestead Read more about A gendered approach to nutrition-sensitive homestead pond polyculture[…]