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dry fish, fisherwomen, women empowerment, gender organisation, gaf

Towards a ‘thick description’ of gender relations: a new framework based on dried fish value chains

by Madu Galappaththi. Dried fish is considered a ‘hidden’ sub-sector within small-scale fisheries, and is particularly important in Asia and Africa. Women make up a significant portion of the workforce in this sub-sector. A new framework may reveal a thick description of gender relations.

Indian Woman in Fisheries, women empowerment, gender organisation, gaf

Reducing the Gender Gap for Women in Aquaculture in India through Targeted Affirmative Action

By Sreeja Lakshmi. Career development and promotion for Indian women in science are important issues. Barriers to successful entry and re-entry to science or a sustainable move of a women researcher can be accomplished by providing more fellowships and funding programs for women – in other words, targeted affirmative action.

Women Holding Hands

Feminist economics: New book gives comprehensive and up to date overview

By Meryl J Williams Released in May 2021, The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics is an essential text on feminist economics. It will be of interest to those researchers working on gender in aquaculture and fisheries who have noted with frustration the almost total lack of gender in fisheries and aquaculture economics and, more specifically, feminist fisheries (and aquaculture) economics.

Women Fish Processing Activities, women empowerment, gender organisation, gaf

In fishing industry, women face hidden hardships: study

By Kiley Price. Women are the unseen backbone of seafood supply chains, supporting local food security and ensuring that fish are processed and packaged for sale at regional and national markets. A recent paper by authors from Conservation International highlights how systemic discrimination and a lack of representation and recognition in the seafood industry worldwide makes women more vulnerable to abuse.

women empowerment, gender equality

Announcing the winners of the GAF Journal Article Support Awards

In preparation for GAF8 the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (GAFS) joined with the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) led by WorldFish and the CGIAR GENDER Platform to make 4 awards to support the preparation and publication of quality, open access, research articles. We are proud to announce the winners.

fisherwoman, women empowerment, gender organisation, gaf

Roles of women in the purchasing node of the value chain of tuna in Vietnam: Case study of Binh Dinh province

By Rachel Sundar Raj
Vietnam has seen its economy undergo many drastic changes during the past 40 years, going from a centrally planned economy to a market-driven one. Since the transition to a market-driven economy, many studies on the economics of commodities have been conducted but this story reports on the first study of women in the purchasing node of tuna.

Sewaweed culture, Fisherwoman, women empowerment, gender organisation, gaf

Bringing to light women’s participation in the seaweed industry

By Ms Jee Grace B. Suyo, Virginie Le Masson, Louise Shaxson, Maria Rovilla J. Luhan, Anicia Q. Hurtado
Seaweed farming is an important livelihood source for tens of thousands of families in the Southeast Asia. Using a gendered analysis in the Philippines, this story reveals essential gender aspects of production and risk mitigation strategies.

Indian woman holding phone, women empowerment, gender organisation, gaf

Awards to support publishing your GAF journal article

The 8th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF8) was to have been held in April 2021 but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is postponed to a later date (to be advised). In preparation for GAF8 the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (GAFS) is joining with Read more about Awards to support publishing your GAF journal article[…]

fisherwoman training, women empowerment, gender organisation, gaf

Substantive Equality: A useable framework for assessing human rights, allocation, and more in fisheries

By Victoria Jollands* Are you confused about what it means to talk about “equality” or “gender equality”? In this current socially enlightened age when equality and inclusion are commonly routine words in strategies, conventions, goals and other high-level pronouncements, everyone from graphic designers to legal scholars seems to be having a go at explaining what Read more about Substantive Equality: A useable framework for assessing human rights, allocation, and more in fisheries[…]