The fisheries sector has long been considered a male domain, signifying a sense of adventure and risk valued by men but from which women are often excluded. However, women’s engagement in small-scale capture sheries- related activities, including pre- and post-harvesting work, is estimated at 46% in nine major sh producing countries
Tanzania Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report Today in Tanzania gender equality is enshrined in the Constitution (1977 and its revision in 2001) and the Bill of Rights (1984). Under these the Government recognizes that women’s advancement and achievement of gender equality are a matter of human rights and a condition to social justice and reaffirms […]
This document from the 13th Biennial Coastal Zone Conference explains the necessity of mainstreaming a gender perspective in coastal zone management practices.
The objective of Tanzania’s climate change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) is to ensure that Tanzania mainstreams gender consideration into policies, programs, and strategies related to climate change. This fact-sheet highlights Tanzania’s priority areas of agriculture, water, health, energy, forests/REDD+, and coastal management.
The overall objective of Liberia’s climate change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) is to ensure that gender equality is mainstreamed into climate change policies, programs, and interventions. The priority areas identified in Liberia’s ccGAP are agriculture, coasts, Forestry, health, water and sanitation, and energy.
This fact-sheet highlights the goals of Egypt’s climate change gender action plan which include mainstreaming gender considerations into national climate change initiatives and policies. Egypt’s priority areas are coastal management, agriculture, water, tourism, health, energy, transport, urbanization, and waste management.
This fact-sheet explains the regional strategy for Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize). During four country workshops and one regional workshop, participants developed suggestions for climate change policy and planning which could support women. The priority areas include extreme climate/risk management, food security, biodiversity, health, coastal and marine resources, mitigation, and institutional capacity building.
From its initiation in July 1994, the Tanga Coastal Zone Conservation and Development Programme (Tanga Programme) in northern Tanzania, has recognised the needs of men and women and taken explicit steps to involve them both in all steps of resource management, so that greater equity can be achieved in well-being, access to resources, participation in decision making, and control over resources.