governance

Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters

Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in the governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention to date in both the research and practice literature, yet action is happening on the ground. Women play key roles in generating change in the way water is used, shared, and allocated, from local to transnational levels and in spite of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks that provide little space for their participation in planning and decision- making.

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Towards gender-equitable small-scale fisheries governance and development

This handbook illustrates how to apply the provisions of the SSF Guidelines to promote gender equity and equality in all aspects of the small-scale fisheries sector. It focuses on the specific responsibilities of States and all other stakeholders to implement policies and plans that help promote gender equality, while also supporting the sector’s growth and sustainability.

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This paper highlights the work of female parliamentarians in the Caribbean and Latin America while considering institutional, political, and cultural barriers which often limit the ability of women parliamentarians to make a more significant impact. The areas of concern to the women’s agenda which are focused upon in this paper include domestic violence legislation, sexual harassment legislation, and human trafficking. 

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