Empowering Women in Small-scale Fisheries for Sustainable Food System in Asia and the Pacific
Gender equity and equality are fundamental guiding principles in FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines), ideals which are also closely aligned with the overarching objectives and approach in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Women comprise almost half of the workforce in small-scale fisheries; however, their contribution to food security, income generation and community resilience is under-valued. To redress this deficit, gender perspectives need to be mainstreamed into fisheries and aquaculture programmes and policies at the local, national, and international level.
Zelasney, J., Sornkliang, J., Westlund, L., & Thomas, A. (2021, May-June). Empowering Women in Small-scale Fisheries for Sustainable Food System in Asia and the Pacific. INFOFISH International, pp. 8-15.
Legaspi, Anselma S. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 1997)The paper presents the Philippine experience towards a gender approach, i.e., placing women at the center of fisheries community development. It gives the structural and historical determinants on the status of Filipino ...
Making Women's Roles Visible: Recent Case Studies in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand Explored Women's Roles in the Fisheries Value Chain Sornkliang, Jariya (The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers Trust, 2022-03)Women’s contributions in the fisheries value chain are not well recognised, even though there are many tasks in the fisheries value chain involving women. To show how important the women involved in fisheries are, gender ...
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Training Department (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2011)Aquaculture is supplying 40% of the world’s food fish, and is playing a key role in national government plans to achieve food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. Aquaculture in Asia now accounts for over ...