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[…]

Addressing the gender data gap and illuminating women’s participation in fisheries

By Marysia Szymkowiak* and Melissa Rhodes-Reese* Despite evidence of women’s contribution to the sustainability of fisheries worldwide, their roles in fisheries remain poorly understood and most often unrecognized altogether. The main hurdle in assessing women’s contribution is the lack of gender disaggregated data in fisheries, a well understood and nearly universal impediment to understanding women’s Read more about Addressing the gender data gap and illuminating women’s participation in 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[…]

Social relations and women’s roles in Malawi fish value chains

Social relations are important in small-scale fisheries value chains. This study addresses the question of how social relations affect engagement and outcomes of women who participate in the fish value chains. The social relations approach was useful to the study as it helped in understanding the social relations within the household and between the actors in the fish value chains.

Three reports on GAF7 outcomes

Three new reports have been released on the 7th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF7), held in Bangkok 18-21 October 2018. These all present different types of important reportage on GAF7 and, from their different perspectives, help fill out the detail on the event. In addition, a number of presentations from GAF7 Read more about Three reports on GAF7 outcomes[…]

Inclusive management and coastal/ocean sustainability

All actors are needed to reach the goal but especially women are a key starting point By Maricela de la Torre-Castro, Stockholm University maricela (at) natgeo.su.se In my recent article, I used the concept of inclusive management to represent “any management strategy that consciously and explicitly considers gender and the whole diversity of actors” dealing Read more about Inclusive management and coastal/ocean sustainability[…]

Issue #1 of the Gender Section e-Newsletter launched!

We are delighted to introduce the first annual e-Newsletter of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society. Officially launched during the Opening Session of the 12 Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum of the Asian Fisheries Society in Iloilo, Philippines, the Newsletter introduces the Section, its membership and Executive Committee, news Read more about Issue #1 of the Gender Section e-Newsletter launched![…]

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[…]