fisheries

In developing countries, 2.6 billion people depend on fisheries as a source of protein and income. In many fisheries, the management is either unsustainable or does not optimize productivity, resulting in forgone losses of more than US $80 billion annually. Though women account for 90% of global fisheries processing roles and 15% of the global […]

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Gender in coastal and marine resource management: A literature review

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.

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Women’s participation and leadership in fisherfolk organizations and collective action in fisheries: a review of evidence on enablers, drivers and barriers

This paper summarizes analyses of a global literature review on women in fisherfolk organizations. The aim of the study was to identify positive examples and lessons learned by pointing to the drivers – as well as the enablers and entities identified in the literature – that have a key role in fostering increased women’s participation and leadership in collective action in fisheries.

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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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A Roots for the Future Brief — Promoting Resilience, Rights and Resources: Gender-responsive adaptation across sectors

While mitigation efforts aim to reduce the causes of climate change (e.g., by addressing deforestation and advancing renewable energy), adaptation efforts attempt to address the impacts of climate change, such as droughts, floods, sea level rise, and intensified natural disasters, on people, structures and ecosystems. As climate continues to rapidly change in unprecedented ways, adaptation response is […]

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Peru Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

Peru Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report The Climate Change Gender Action Plans are nationally recognized strategies with a unique methodology for training and building the capacity of women and women’s organizations on the linkages between gender and climate change. This is done through a series of workshop trainings with local women identified as […]

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