Mainstreaming gender into project cycle management in the fisheries sector. Field manual


Mainstreaming gender into project cycle management in the fisheries sector. Field manual

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2011


Although the fisheries sector has long been considered a male domain, the involvement and contribution of women is far more significant than often assumed. To date, there is relatively little guidance or specific recommendations on how to effectively address gender in the context of small-scale fisheries development. FAO fully acknowledges the importance of addressing gender issues in development projects as a way to promote gender equity and improve fisheries livelihoods. Too often, there is insufficient attention paid to the gender issues that affect fishing communities. There is also a lack of tools and guidance on how gender issues in such communities can be addressed. This field guide provides practical advice on how to ensure that gender concerns are explicitly recognized and incorporated into all phases of small-scale fisheries development projects.

Table of Contents

The Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South
    and Southeast Asia (RFLP)
List of acronyms
About the handbook
Chapter 1: Gender equality in development cooperation
        1.1 Rationale
        1.2 Key concepts
        1.3 Gender mainstreaming
Chapter 2: Women in fisheries
        2.1 The role of women in fisheries
        2.2 Women in fisheries in Southeast Asia
        2.3 Recommendations for empowering women in fisheries
Chapter 3: Tools for mainstreaming gender equality
        in development cooperation projects

        3.1 General considerations
        3.2 Activity analysis
        3.3 Access to and control over resources and benefits
        3.4 Gender needs
        3.5 Mapping the factors that influence gender dynamics
        3.6 Gender sensitive indicators
Chapter 4: Mainstreaming gender in project cycle management
        4.1 Project Cycle Management (PCM)
        4.2 Assessing gender equality at all project stages
        Appendix 1: Step-by-step guide to carry out fieldwork
            in a fishing community
        Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms

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