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[…]

“Father teaches son fishing and living without violence”

Studies on masculinity and gender issues, and particularly on domestic violence in fishing communities, are rare in fisheries research literature which tends, rather, to focus on technical, biological, economic and governance aspects of the industry and the people in it. In some cases, social and health groups reach out to people in fishing communities in Read more about “Father teaches son fishing and living without violence”[…]

A welcome new FAO gender Handbook to support the Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines

A very welcome addition to the technical support for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication – a handbook –  has just been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  Called “Towards gender-equitable small-scale fisheries governance and development“, Read more about A welcome new FAO gender Handbook to support the Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines[…]

Still few women leaders in 100 top seafood companies

Women may be numerous on the factory floors of top seafood producers but, at the top of the companies, their numbers are small. Marie-Christine Monfort, a seafood industry insider herself, conducted a follow-up survey to track changes since she authored an earlier report for FAO (see our previous post). The recent study found that the Read more about Still few women leaders in 100 top seafood companies[…]

Genderaquafish: where do our readers come from?

The answer is “from all over the world” – from 112 countries to be more precise! Starting in late February 2012, WordPress.com, the host of this site, has provided site administrators with information on which country each view comes from. We have analyzed the statistics for the approximately four month period since geographic statistics were Read more about Genderaquafish: where do our readers come from?[…]

NACA wins the Margarita Lizárraga Medal

Congratulations to NACA for winning this prestigious award! http://www.enaca.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1912 The Margarita Lizárraga Medal Award was established by the FAO Conference in 1997 to honour the memory of Dr Magarita Lizárraga, former Senior Fishery Liaison Officer, for her decisive role in promoting the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and for her productive work in the Read more about NACA wins the Margarita Lizárraga Medal[…]

New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan

New UN Women Executive Director, Ms Michele Bachelet, laid out a new 100 day action plan. Ms. Bachelet also laid out five thematic priorities in the country-specific context: expanding women’s voice, leadership and participation; ending violence against women; ensuring women’s full participation in conflict resolution; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and gender equality priorities central to Read more about New UN Women’s head lays out 100-day action plan[…]