Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and […]
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are globally recognised priorities, matters of fundamental human rights, and prerequisites for sustainable development (IUCN, 2018; World Economic Forum, 2015). Understanding the gender-environment nexus is not only key to understanding social and environmental inequities and barriers to sustainable development, but to unlocking options for transformative action, as well. Data gaps […]
The MFF/SEAFDEC regional study proposes to explore gender patterns in coastal and marine resources management to improve understanding about the state of women and men in environmental decision making and the structural challenges preventing equitable opportunities for men and women in relation to the coastal, marine and fisheries sectors. The study will cover 12 countries […]
The lack of recognition of women’s contributions to the sector’s economyand to food security undervalues the economic and social benefits they provide. It also marginalizes women in the implementation of sectoral policies and increases their vulnerability, especially in small- scale capture fisheries which are already marginalized within the fishing industry. The inclusion of women’s roles and contributions in research and practice in the sector is therefore essential to addressing inequality.
El PAgCC-RGI tiene el objetivo de orientar y facilitar la integración del enfoque de género en la implementación de las acciones del Programa de Adaptación al Cambio Climático de la Región de las Grandes Islas (PACC-RGI). El PACC-RGI reconoce que el cambio climático (CC) tiene claras implicaciones ecológicas y biofísicas, y se presenta en distintos […]
AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources […]
Esta propuesta de lineamientos para la transversalización del tema de género en los esfuerzos por mitigar y adaptarse al cambio climático en Cuba, se elaboró teniendo en consideración los estudios teóricos de los principales informes de país, publicaciones, sitios web, encuestas y entrevistas, reunions en el país, la consulta de las partes interesadas y la investigación, entre otros.
This document from the 13th Biennial Coastal Zone Conference explains the necessity of mainstreaming a gender perspective in coastal zone management practices.
This manual acts as a tool for mainstreaming a gender perspective into marine coastal management plans in the Mesoamerican region. It provides recommendations for how to include a gender perspective into these plans while providing the basis for why this is important.
This fact-sheet shows why a gender perspective is important for fishery and aquaculture policies and practices. At least 50 million women in developing countries are employed in the fishing industry, predominantly in low-grade, unskilled jobs. Sustainable coastal-marine zone management and conservation requires a clear understanding of the differences and inequalities between women and men.