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Yemaya: gender equality in small-scale fisheries is a struggle at two levels

The first 2017 issue of Yemaya, the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), recognizes that implementing the gender equality provisions of the Voluntary Guidelines on Small Scale Fisheries is a struggle at two levels. The first struggle is in the household and community, and the second is the level Read more about Yemaya: gender equality in small-scale fisheries is a struggle at two levels[…]

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Broadening perspectives on markets, relationships and benefits in seafood trade: The role of Zanzibari women in small-scale fisheries

By Elizabeth Drury O’Neill and Beatrice Crona E-mail: elizabeth.druryoneill@su.se Market structures of small-scale “economically developing” country fisheries (SSF) have remained relatively under-examined in the academic literature and the work done has focused primarily on relations between fishers and traders. However, most studies have focused only on economic transactions and this has likely skewed our understanding of the Read more about Broadening perspectives on markets, relationships and benefits in seafood trade: The role of Zanzibari women in small-scale fisheries[…]

Woman sorting the catch at the dock in Muscat.

FAO: Promoting women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture

By Jennifer Gee, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO FAO has released a publication, “Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture”, prepared jointly by the Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division and the Fisheries Department within FAO. The publication provides an overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries and Read more about FAO: Promoting women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture[…]

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Fiji and Solomon Islands articles feature in SPC’s Women in Fisheries Info Bulletin #27

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s 27th Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin features several in-depth reports on women in Fiji fisheries and rural communities, and a one on women in Solomon Island fisheries. In addition, several news items are carried. The whole issue or individual articles can be found at this link. Inside issue #27 Read more about Fiji and Solomon Islands articles feature in SPC’s Women in Fisheries Info Bulletin #27[…]

Learning from forestry and landuse: Good practices for women’s inclusion

In 2013, a group of organisation, led by WOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management) produced a very useful distillation of good practices for including women in key climate change mitigation programs, especially REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Most of the good advice in the “Scoping study of Read more about Learning from forestry and landuse: Good practices for women’s inclusion[…]

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Women disadvantaged by how fisheries are structured

The September 2016 issue of Yemaya (Issue 52), the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is full of articles that explore the structural inequalities affecting women in fisheries and aquaculture. This is recommended reading! Contents (below) and link to Issue 52 Gathering cooperation (Costa Rica mollusk gatherers) by Aracelly Jimenez Read more about Women disadvantaged by how fisheries are structured[…]

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European Institute for Gender Equality profiles relevance of gender in maritime affairs and fisheries

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), an autonomous body within the framework of the European Union policies and initiatives, has developed a profile on the relevance of gender in maritime affairs and fisheries. In a clear and attractive interactive display, the profile covers the relevant policies, the issues concerning gender equality, the objectives, how Read more about European Institute for Gender Equality profiles relevance of gender in maritime affairs and fisheries[…]

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Milestones for women in fisheries

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, Yemaya, the gender in fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, collected a set of regional summaries of milestones for women in fisheries. In her overview for this issue of Yemaya, the editor, Nilanjana Biswas, concluded that while we take stock of, and celebrate the achievements, Read more about Milestones for women in fisheries[…]

Brother and sister gleaning, Bilangbilangan, Bohol, Philippines,

Reflections on gleaning

By Margaret (Nonas) Kunkel, Masters Student, Asian Studies, Murdoch University, Australia. E-mail: mnonas@iinet.net.au Also see our overview of gleaning and gender: Discover Gleaning The Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s many diverse cultural regions, and together with other Asian nations is in an area that has gone through tremendous changes, economic, social and environmental. Changes which Read more about Reflections on gleaning[…]

Coral Gleaning in Lido Village, Papua New Guinea

By Aung Si University of Melbourne, Australia, e-mail: aung.si@unimelb.edu.au The women of Lido Village, on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, have traditionally made an important contribution to their families’ protein intake by gleaning for marine invertebrates and small fish off exposed reef flats at low tide. Unlike their counterparts in many Pacific communities, Read more about Coral Gleaning in Lido Village, Papua New Guinea[…]