Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

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Fighting hunger and making sure all have healthy food to eat for months and years to come is certainly nothing new. But how often do we seek solutions through empowering women? A Norad-funded FAO project currently starting up in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Uganda places women in fisheries...
Regional workshop on gender integration in fisheries
21/01/2020 - 23/01/2020 Bangkok, Thailand
The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) co-organized this Regional Workshop on Gender Integration in Fisheries in Bangkok, Thailand, in January. The workshop aimed at building regional capacity and advancing policies related to gender. The participants included the gender focal points from SEAFDEC...
Launch of the Tanzanian Women Fish Workers Association (TAWFA)
15/04/2019 - 16/04/2019 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
FAO has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development to provide capacity support towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Tanzania, and a National Task Team is currently taking steps to implement the SSF Guidelines in Tanzania. One such step was the launch of the Tanzanian...
Globally, relatively few data are available about women's role in small-scale fisheries, despite their active participation as fishers, processors, traders and marketers. This calls for greater efforts by researchers, national fisheries agencies and global policymakers to collect and report separately on women's and men's contributions to this sector. Women's focus...
GAF7 – the 7th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries
18/10/2018 - 20/10/2018 Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
The theme for this Symposium is "Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries: Expanding the Horizons". The journey of the GAF network over 20 years has been slow but steady and has partnered with the Asian Fisheries Societies Triennial Forum throughout its evolution. Today the GAF is a formal Section of the...
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