The GAF5 Programme Sub-Committee, Chaired by Dr Nikita Gopal, has released the draft GAF5 Themes to help you prepare your abstracts, papers, posters, videos and workshops. Check out the themes on our GAF5 Themes page! They include:
- a wide range of themes on “Experience sharing on gender inclusion in Aquaculture & Fisheries”
- a Special Workshop on GAF 101 : Mainstreaming Gender into Aquaculture & Fisheries Education
- a day of Focus India
- the Special Workshop on NACA-MARKET Thematic Studies on gender in aquaculture in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam
- Films, videos and lots more
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Other than Indian nationals, most people wanting to attend GAF5 (the 5th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries) will need to obtain an Indian visa. If you are planning to attend, then you will need to obtain the necessary invitation from the organizers, and provide them with relevant passport and other details.
For GAF5, The 10IFAF Chair, Dr J.K. Jena (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Lalit Tyagi (e-mail: email@example.com), the Chair of our GAF5 Host Country Team, will assist. You should allow a minimum of 2 months to get your visa.
You should click here to download the document for passport particular to facilitate the invitation and visa, fill it in and return it directly to Dr Jena and Dr Tyagi by e-mail. Also, please direct your visa inquiries to Dr Tyagi.
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The biennial conference of the International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 7-11 July 2014. Gender issues in fisheries and aquaculture are listed among the themes and topics (http://iifet2014.org/themes-topics/).
Abstracts close on 31 January 2014.
We encourage submissions for this (and other) sessions. Genderaquafish.org will report on the gender papers as it did in IIFET2012. In 2012 we joined with the AquaFISH CRSP project sessions to encourage gender papers, mainly focusing on gender in fish supply chains. See our story and links here.
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Photo: SPC-WIF 23
We welcome the latest edition of the Secretariat for the Pacific Community’s (SPC) 23rd Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin. The Editor, Veikila Vuki highlights that the contributions covers gender roles in coastal fisheries, women’s fishing activities in communities, climate change and gender issues in development. Read the latest issue online!
- Gender and change in the spotlight: Researchers must engage with grassroots groups. Williams M.J. (pdf: 153 KB)
- Moving the gender agenda forward in fisheries and aquaculture. Williams M.J., Porter M., Choo P.S., Kusakabe K., Vuki V., Gopal N., Bondad-Reantaso M.(pdf: 117 KB)
- Gender assessment of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project . Whitfield S. (pdf: 567 KB)
- How men and women use their time in Tuvalu: A time use study. Bernard K. (pdf: 817 KB)
- Gender roles in the seaweed industry cluster of the southern Philippines: The DICCEP experience. Bacaltos D.G., Revilla N.N., Castañaga R., Laguting M., Anguay G., Ang D., Caballero G., Omboy A., Efondo K.M., Flamiano-Garde G.(pdf: 107 KB)
- Gender roles in the mangrove reforestation programmes in Barangay Talokgangan, Banate, Iloilo, Philippines: A case study where women have sustained the efforts. Bagsit F.U., Jimenez C.N. (pdf: 87 KB)
- Strengthening livelihoods: A Vietnamese fisheries programme helps improve women’s roles and participation in fisheries decision-making. Lentisco A., Phuong Tao H.T. (pdf: 88 KB)
- Net gains — YouTube is a sea of resources for documentaries on women in fisheries. Rajagopalan R. (pdf: 112 KB)
- Chronicles of oblivion — A documentary film on female fishworkers from Odisha, India. Anon. (pdf: 128 KB)
- Two leaflets promote careers for women and men in fisheries. Anon. (pdf: 87 KB)
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Angela Lentisco reports on the Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) Conference in Amsterdam (26 to 28th June 2013), panel sessions led by Easkey Britton on Engaging Gender for Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods and Improved Social Wellbeing: Perspectives from the Global North and South.
Men making fishing nets, coastal western Ghana. Photo: E. Allison.
“The panel presentations (which you can download from the links on this website) were food for thought, covering aspects related to gender and fisheries/marine/coastal environment, and the improvements that need to be done in the value chain, particularly on markets, identifying possible negative consequences, and ways to empower women with special attention given to women’s own perceptions of their occupational activity and their sense of self-worth. The role that women play in social cohesion and community wellbeing appeared several times during the panel, but so did the concern on women’s overburden, and the possibility of gender based violence as an unfortunate consequence of changes in gender roles. This issue was also explored during the presentation on maritime masculinities, and the expressed need to focus some of the research on men, due to the important role they also must play in attaining equitable societies. I presented the future directions of the Genderaquafish network and discussed in more detail potential joint initiatives between the Too Big to Ignore Project and the Gender Network during coffee/lunch breaks.”
Read Angela’s full report https://genderaquafish.org/events/mare-panel-addresses-the-highs-and-lows-of-gender-issues/ and view the PPTs.
Elizabeth Matthews. Using a gender perspective to improve marine conservation and fisheries management programs
Angela Lentisco. Getting Gender on the Fisheries and Aquaculture and Fisheries Agenda in Asia and the Pacific: 20 Years of Asian Fisheries Society Experience
Edward Allison. A ‘provocation’ on maritime masculinities – and why they matter for marine resource management
Minghua Zhao. Women and Social Cohesion: Preliminary Findings in Fishing Communities in Three EU Countries
NC Britton. The hidden costs of gender-based violence in an Irish fishing community: a new pathway to policy and structural change
Easkey Britton. Women as agents of wellbeing in Northern Ireland fishing households
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Bangladesh women shrimp farmers at training course. Photo: M. Nuruzzaman
Catch up here on our comprehensive overview of all 48 presentations and posters from GAF3. Presenters from 21 countries covered the following geographic areas: global – 9 presentations; countries – Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa: Namibia, Tanzania; regions; South and Southeast Asia, Pacific, Europe.
The report, SHINING A LIGHT ON GENDER IN AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES, discovered some common threads among the many papers.
- The social context of gender needs deeper diagnosis than gender alone in order to understand the complex ‘back stories’ of women and communities.
- Women are still invisible and often marginal in the fish sector, trade and in natural resource management, although mainstream exceptions exist
- The conundrum of women’s access to micro-finance yet lack of progress in building assets; and
- The struggles and successes of achieving gender equality in institutions.
Messages of hope also emerged, founded on intrinsic community and personal resilience strategies and innovations such as training and inclusive governance.
All those of us involved with GAF3 wish to express our gratitude for the support of the:
- Asian Fisheries Society
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- National Network on Women in Fisheries in the Philippines, Inc.
- FAO-Spain Regional Fisheries Livelihood Programme for South and Southeast Asia
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research
- Shanghai Ocean University
- Mundus Maris
- plus the personal support of all presenters and their organizations.
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M. Williams delivering 9AFAF Keynote Address (Photo: Jiang YS)
Opening Keynote Address at the 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum – Better Science, Better Fish, Better Life-w links – includes women’s contributions to production, fish value chains and the changing gender balance among university graduates for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.
See news on the Opening Ceremony at:
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Some of the GAF3 presenters
The GAF3 Symposium of the Asian Fisheries Society ended successfully on 23 April as part of the 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum at Shanghai Ocean University. Supported by AFS and FAO and their home institutions, 42 presentations were made by 38 presenters from 20 countries and all continents. Questions and discussions were very lively. The GAF3 sessions were very well attended also by many other 9AFAF attendees in addition to the speakers.
REPORTS COMING SOON!
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