Hearing, counting and empowering women: GAF7 conference showcases gender equality progress and challenges

These were the key themes that emerged from ‘Expanding the Horizons’the FISH-sponsored 7th Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries conference (GAF7) in Bangkok on 18-21 October 2018. The conference brought together around 150 experts, researchers and practitioners to discuss strategies to enhance gender inclusiveness and equality.

Respect: A tribute to rural women

Today, people around the world are celebrating the International Day of Rural Women, which recognizes the invaluable contribution of rural women to the sustainability, food security and wellbeing of rural communities. To mark the day, we created and invite you to watch our video tribute to rural women in fisheries and aquaculture.

CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH): Gender Strategy

As embodied by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, gender equality and women’s empowerment are globally recognized priority development goals. The CGIAR’s alignment with these goals is embodied in its commitment to closing the gender gap and the indication that CGIAR goals contribute ‘strongly’to SDG 5. The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) similarly embodies these goals and commitment, as outlined in this Gender Strategy.

Postharvest fish losses and unequal gender relations: drivers of the social-ecological trap in the Barotse Floodplain fishery, Zambia

The Barotse Floodplain fishery is an important source of livelihood for economically poor women and men in western Zambia. Current efforts by the Department of Fisheries and the traditional authority to manage the fishery can be characterized as weak. The use of unsustainable fishing practices and overfishing are pervasive.

Gender norms and agricultural innovation: Insights from six villages in Bangladesh

The ability of development interventions to catalyse and support innovation for—and by— women and men is undermined by lack of specific understanding about how gender norms interact with gender relations and what this means for innovation. This is also the case for Bangladesh despite substantive research and development investments in the past decade that have placed emphasis on gender norms, particularly those inhibiting women and girl’s education, women and girl’s health, and women’s economic empowerment.

Intra-household impacts of climate hazards in coastal communities: A cross-country perspective

This study is motivated by the increasing call for more gender-equitable participation and decision making in climate change adaptation. The study, therefore, revolves around the research question: Does equity in adaptation decision making and involvement between the husband and wife increase the welfare and resilience of the household? In the course of finding the answer to this question, the study also delved into the following questions: (1) What factors promote equitable adaptation decision making between the wife and husband?

Intra-household impacts of climate change hazards and autonomous adaptation: Evidence from Bohol, Philippine

This study is an attempt to systematically study the intra-household implications and issues of climate-related shocks or hazards. We look at how the internal dynamics of decision making within the household and the joint adaptive action of household members (particularly the husband and wife) affect outcomes/risks for different groups and individuals within the household itself. The areas covered in the study are three municipalities in the province of Bohol, Philippines, namely, Anda, Bien Unido, and Inabanga, which are all coastal areas in the province.

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