Women Divers

Diving refers broadly to the act of swimming underwater. Both women and men dive to catch seafood. In a few locales, women are the main divers. On Jeju Island (Korea), diving is even considered women’s work.1 Examples of women divers around the globe are the Haenyo or “woman of the sea” of Korea,1 the women Read more about Women Divers[…]

Diversifying options for women in Indian brackishwater fisheries

In coastal communities in India, fisheries and aquaculture can provide women and men  with many opportunities for work and livelihood. In Tamil Nadu state, the Central Institute for Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has long worked on the ground and out in the villages to improve those opportunities with science and people-based projects. Recently, CIBA published two Read more about Diversifying options for women in Indian brackishwater fisheries[…]

The story behind collecting the data on women in global study on small-scale fisheries

By Kate Bevitt* Gender experts from across the globe have sought out scarce sets of sex-disaggregated data for the Illuminating Hidden Harvests initiative, ensuring that both women’s and men’s contributions to small-scale fisheries are seen. Just as data tells stories, so too does missing data. “In fisheries, the lack of sex-disaggregated data is a story Read more about The story behind collecting the data on women in global study on small-scale fisheries[…]

Latest special issue of Gender, Technology & Development examines new learnings on women and fisheries

26 May 2020 | Bangkok, Thailand: Women work in all stages of the fish value chain, producing, processing and selling fish and through their work support the economy, their households, and communities in rural and coastal regions. They are said to make up half the fisheries workforce, yet their work goes unrecognized in most official Read more about Latest special issue of Gender, Technology & Development examines new learnings on women and fisheries[…]

Why are women and children vulnerable to food insecurity, despite eating fish? A study in eastern Indonesia

By Emily Gibson* Small-scale fisheries are recognised for the important opportunities they provide in terms of livelihoods and food and nutrition security.  Women, men, the young and elderly, are engaged in different aspects of fisheries value chains, from assisting with preparations for fishing trips to fishing and gleaning, through to processing and marketing the resulting Read more about Why are women and children vulnerable to food insecurity, despite eating fish? A study in eastern Indonesia[…]

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[…]

Using Intersectionality to Address Women’s Problems in Fisheries

USING INTERSECTIONALITY TO ADDRESS WOMEN’S PROBLEMS IN FISHERIES 18 October | Bangkok: Women in fishing communities all over the world face similar problems and over 120 delegates will gather today at a special workshop to collectively try to address them. The special workshop, ‘Using intersectionality in research on gender in aquaculture and fisheries’, is part Read more about Using Intersectionality to Address Women’s Problems in Fisheries[…]

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”[…]

Women in aquaculture and fisheries at World Aquaculture 2015, Jeju, Korea

These reports on the Women in Aquaculture and Fishery Session at WA2015, held at the ICC Jeju, Korea, 27 May 2015, have been written by Jin Yeong Kim, Bibha Kumari and Jenny Cobcroft. Thanks also to Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) Women’s Network, World Aquaculture Society, Roy Palmer and all the presenters. Women in Aquaculture and Fisheries Read more about Women in aquaculture and fisheries at World Aquaculture 2015, Jeju, Korea[…]