This International Women’s Day we are pleased to share a heartening and forward looking set of messages from Asian women in the aquaculture sector. The presentation comes courtesy of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific and Aquaculture without Frontiers.
Click on the picture above to launch the slide show, which starts with the challenges and shows the spirit of women succeeding in their lives, businesses and careers in aquaculture.
Download all the images in PDF here. The project to compile the personal accounts was led by our forward-looking colleague Dr Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit.
Here are some snippets from the quotes:
- Meryl Williams (Australia) – the challenges of growing gender inequity
- Gina Regalado (Philippines) – women in aquaculture are a special breed ….
- Ms Saovanee V (Thailand) – I make my own decisions as farm manager
- Ms Siyarut Isarawongchai (Thailand) – women have the right to do what they want. We can discuss and help each other.
- Dr Amonrat Sermwatanakul (Thailand) – trains smallscale ornamental fish farmers, founded DrNoi.com for ornamental fish farming industry
- Prof Alice G. Ferrer (Philippines) – I conduct research in aquaculture to look for evidence to inform decision/policy makers
- Dr Supranee Chinabut (Thailand) – women in Thai Department of Fisheries have equal rights to work and be promoted.
- Mrs Mam S. (Thailand) – I can do everything that a man can do in the farm. People here perceive me as economically better-off.
- Dr Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay (Philippines) – I dream of gender-responsive work spaces along upgraded fisheries and aquaculture value chains.
- Nguyen Thi Kim Quyen (Vietnam) – I am proud of my contribution to fisheries education in my country.
- Dr Malasri Kumsri (Thailand) – I am confident we women have made significant contributions and progress
- Dr Temdoung Somsiri (Thailand) – aquatic animal health profession is favorable to women
- Ms Sunee Kanrith (Thailand) – when I visit my farm, I can interact with my manager and workers without any difficulty.
- Ms Sirisuda Jumnongsong (Thailand) – my expertise in research and knowledge generation can contribute to successful aquaculture and fisheries development
- Dr Puttharat Baoprasertkul (Thailand) – women make good researchers
- Dr Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso (Philippines) – the scope of my aquatic animal health responsibilities for FAO takes me from farmers to ministers