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Gender and Fisheries
Gender and Fisheries Network


worldfish The Gender and Fisheries Network, which was founded by members of the Asian Fisheries Society together with WorldFish, provides a platform for information sharing and collaborative research among scientists, development and extension workers and managers.

Women in Fisheries


icsf In most fishing communities, women play a key role in fisheries and in maintaining households and communities. Yet, they remain largely invisible, and their roles, unacknowledged. The Gender and Fisheries Newsletter of ICSF, Yemaya, deals with issues that are of direct relevance to women and men of fishing communities. It also focuses on recent research, meetings and workshops that have raised gender issues in fisheries. It includes life stories of women and men of fishing communities working towards a sustainable fishery or recognition of their work within the fishery.

Gender and food security – role of fisheries


FAO Women's most prominent role - in small-scale and industrial fisheries - is in post-harvest, processing and marketing. In West Africa, as much as 80% of seafood is marketed by women. In fish processing factories surveyed in India, 60% of workers were young women. In Vietnam, females make up 80% of the aquaculture workforce.

Gender and fishing in the Pacific

Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Secretariat In the Pacific region, fisheries are an important activity in which women remain engaged as important providers for subsistence needs to the family. Women engage in many types of fishing in the various Pacific Islands cultures, from deep-sea fishing alongside men and community fishing to reef gleaning and freshwater trapping activities.

Gender and wellbeing in coastal areas

Wellcoast Network

wellcoast The Human Wellbeing and Coastal Resilience Network is brought together by a common concern over the growing vulnerability of coastal people and the ecosystem services on which they depend. The network aims to connect, and support, activities that work towards improved governance for human wellbeing and coastal resilience worldwide. It strives for enhanced collective learning and debate across different scientific disciplines, geographical scales, and coastal contexts, which can inform coastal governance and policy processes.

Gender, Agriculture, Development

Gender and Development


ADB Inclusive and sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific is unachievable if a half of the population is left behind. When the economies of the Asia and Pacific region grew rapidly, many women still suffered from inequality in income and living standards. With the recent and ongoing global economic crisis, the situation may further exacerbate. Urgent and concerted actions are needed to invest in narrowing gender gaps and empowering women and girls.

Gender and trade

Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Secretariat Gender and trade issues have not been accorded their due importance by researchers and advocacy groups alike. Often, trade policies have been characterized as gender neutral. However, increasingly there is a growing recognition of the fact that the processes of globalization are associated with rapid changes in forms of work and life, and have clear differential impacts on gender relations and outcomes.

The Gender and Trade Initiative

Gender in agriculture


FAO Numerous studies underscore the social costs of rural women's lack of education and assets, linking it directly to high rates of undernutrition, infant mortality and - in some countries - HIV/AIDS infection.

Gender in agriculture


icrw Investing in women farmers promises to yield a double dividend: better food security and greater economic growth. More than three decades of work on women and agriculture at the International Center for Research on Women suggests that improving women's access to resources, technology, markets and property rights will increase farm productivity, raise income and improve household nutrition.

Gender in agriculture


Despite evidence that strengthening women’s asset holdings is critical to several development outcomes—including food security, child nutrition, education, and women’s well-being—a substantial asset gap remains between men and women. Wide ranging policy interventions and policy linkages across sectors, the impacts of targeted gender programs, overarching trends, such as migration, rural–urban linkages, and the changing landscape of financial services, affect women’s abilities to acquire and derive benefits from assets.

Gender and AIDS/HIV

UNIFEM — the United Nations Women's Fund

unifem In the third decade of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, women and particularly young women and girls have become a growing proportion of those affected and infected. UNIFEM provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality.

Gender issues


wikigender Wikigender is a project initiated by the OECD Development Centre to facilitate the exchange and improvement of knowledge on gender-related issues around the world. In particular, Wikigender tries to gather empirical evidence and identify adequate statistics to measure gender equality.

Gender in agriculture Sourcebook

World Bank

Women play a vital role as agricultural producers and as agents of food and nutritional security. Yet relative to men, they have less access to productive assets such as land and services such as finance and extension.

Gender inequalities result in less food being grown, less income being earned, and higher levels of poverty and food insecurity. Agriculture in low-income developing countries is a sector with exceptionally high impact in terms of its potential to reduce poverty. For agricultural growth to fulfil its potential, gender disparities must be addressed and effectively reduced.

Gender in development

World Bank

theworldbank Expanding women's economic opportunities is smart economics. Women's economic opportunities lag behind women's capabilities achieved in education and health. This condition is inefficient, since increased women's labour force participation and earnings are associated with reduced poverty and faster growth.

Opportunities in Agriculture, Research and Development

Job and training opportunities

Gender and Diversity Program

gender & diversity The purpose of the G&D Program is to help CGIAR Centers to leverage their rich staff diversity to increase research and management excellence. It promotes diversity- positive recruitment, international teamwork, cross-cultural communications and advancement for women. It regularly posts employment and training vacancies in CGIAR Centers, as well as other development organizations. Join the database of women scientists and professionals.