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Mapping the action on International Women’s Day ’17

Map showing the locations (mainly at country resolution level) for events and news about women in aquaculture, fisheries and seafood in honor of International Women’s Day 2017. If you have more events from 8 March 2017 to put on this map, please let us know at: e-mail genderaquafish@gmail.com.

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Click this LINK to view the interactive version of of the above map, created with eSpatial mapping software.

Before, during and after 8 March 2017 (International Women’s Day), news, tweets and posts flooded in relating to the Day. Our group shared these events via two roundup messages. We have now put the events onto the map above, using eSpatial mapping software, and generous assistance from Ciara at eSpatial (thank you Ciara!).

To read the details of any event, click on the marker for it. We have placed the event marker on the country (sometimes city or state) where the event happened, although many have global or regional significance.

This seemed to be the most active IWD ever from a fisheries, aquaculture and seafood industry perspective. Let’s hope it is a sign of an active and fruitful year ahead for gender equality in the sector!

2015: our year in review

 

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Group of presenters and attendees at WA2015 Women in Aquaculture and Fisheries Session, Jeju, Korea. Photo: Roy Palmer, AwF.

Wishing all our readers and contributors a healthy, productive and happy 2016!

Looking back on 2015, the Genderaquafish.org website continued to serve a large and very diverse range of people in 163 countries and territories in all regions. Our top 5 countries for readers were: India (2,973), USA (2,673), Philippines (798), Australia (607) and South Korea (537).

Through these electronic means, we hope that more and more people are becoming aware of activity and progress in gender equality in aquaculture and fisheries.

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Where our readers came from in 2015 – 163 countries and territories.

 
Picture1Genderaquafish.org visits by region are shown in the table. You may also wish to read the annual report provides by our hosts, WordPress.com: https://genderaquafish.org/2015/annual-report/.

Regions

You can read our posts by region. Asia and Africa were the regions on which we presented the most information. Check out our stories on other regions also: Oceania, the Americas, and Europe. We also covered a wide range of global themes and information.

Social Media

Although our total number of visitors to the website did not grow from last year, we experienced very good growth in the people “liking” our Facebook page (649 likes now) and starting to follow us on Twitter (212 followers). We invite you to join us on these sites: Facebook GAF, and Twitter @Genderaquafish.

Events

In 2015, we reported on two events that included gender sessions or papers, namely the World Aquaculture Society annual conference in Jeju, Korea and the  Seafood Industry and Social Development Conference in Washington, DC.

In 2016, we will be reporting on the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (August, Bangkok), and the gender session at the International Institution for Fisheries Economics and Trade (July, Aberdeen). Keep abreast of planning for these events @ 2016 GAF Events.

Looking back at 2013

At the end of GAF4, student volunteers and Piyashi DebRoy (winner of GAF4 AquaFish CRSP Best Student Paper award congratulate all GAF4 participatns.

At the end of GAF4, student volunteers and Piyashi DebRoy (winner of GAF4 AquaFish CRSP Best Student Paper award congratulate all GAF4 participatns.

In 2013, the Genderaquafish.org website continued to develop as a global source of information sharing and news. Compared to 2012, the number of visitors grew by 16%, to over 17,000 for the year. The visitors came from even more countries than last year (163 countries, compared to 154 countries in 2012). The top 5 countries of our visitors were: India (3,695), USA (1,804), UK (1,124), Philippines (1,078), Malaysia (705).  Click here to see the complete report for 2013.

World map of visitors to Genderaquafish.org, 2013. source: WordPress Stats

World map of visitors to Genderaquafish.org, 2013. source: WordPress Stats

Summary table of visits by region 2013

By region, most visits came from Asia, followed by Europe and North America. The visits are no doubt driven not only by the interest in the topics on our website, but also by the fact that information is only in English and that internet access varies greatly across the world. We would welcome links with multi-lingual partners to share similar information and translate posts to mutual benefit.

Here is a snapshot of information from our 47 new posts and several new pages for the year!

REGIONS. Asia, Africa and Europe have been the regions most covered. Other regions were not forgotten. We covered Oceania, the Americas, and West Asia/Middle East. We even featured a story on Arctic fisheries.

THEMES. Many themes ran through our posts and events for the year. Just a few to highlight were: change, climate change, post-harvest, gender in the workplace, gendered labour studies and HIV/AIDS were just a few.

EVENTS. The main gender in aquaculture and fisheries events of 2013 that we reported were:

– the 4th Global Forum on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF4) in Yeosu, Korea; and
– the  Center for Maritime Research’s (MARE) People and the Sea conference held a session entitled ” Engaging Gender for Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods and Improved Social Wellbeing: Perspectives from the Global North and South,” in Amsterdam in June. 
 

PUBLICATIONS. We highlighted many new publications in our posts, including one of our own, the Special Issue of the Asian Fisheries Science journal containing papers and an overview from our 2011 GAF3 Symposium.

PEOPLE. We are endeavouring to give more profile to the leaders – the people with a passion to make a difference – who supply the news and lead the studies and projects. This is a relatively new initiative, so not all of our leaders are highlighted in the posts. You can a check out a few who are through this link: posts on people.

SOCIAL MEDIA. Our Facebook page, Twitter feed, Genderaquafish Google Group, Paper.li and Flickr media outreach is all integrated, although each has different, sometimes overlapping, audiences. all audiences continued to grow slowly. Piyashi Deb Roy and Danika Kleiber have stepped up to do the regular posts to the Google Group (a big thanks to both Piyashi and Danika!) and Angela Lentisco help with a sterling job tweeting during the GAF4 event [read the tweets for day 1, day 2, day 3] (a big thanks, Angela!). N.C Shyla gave tremendous support in the posts and webpages for GAF4 (a big thanks for your work, N.C.!). 

2014 promises to be another big year for gender in aquaculture and fisheries. Thank you all for your support as readers, contributors and commentators. Your contributions, suggestions and feedback are always welcome!

GAF4 Spotlight was on Gender and Change

The full report, program and all slide presentations from the 4th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries are NOW ONLINE!

Fishery changes shift working spaces, create and destroy jobs and bring overlaps in women’s and men’s roles. 

At the end of GAF4, student volunteers and Piyashi DebRoy (winner of GAF4 AquaFish CRSP Best Student Paper award congratulate all GAF4 participatns.

Congratulations to GAF4 participants from our student volunteers from Chonnam National University, Moon Eun-Ji (left) and Bak So-Hyeon (right), and Piyashi DebRoy (center and winner of GAF4 AquaFish CRSP Best Student Paper award) .

“Gender and fisheries studies, therefore, are increasingly addressing these changes and how women and men were affected by them,” said Dr Nikita Gopal who led the Program Committee that organized this highly energetic and successful event.  GAF4 also continued to fill out the global picture showing that women and gender issues are still not properly understood in the fisheries sector.”

Feedback declared GAF4 the most successful and highest quality of the 6 women in fisheries/gender in aquaculture and fisheries events held by the Asian Fisheries Society over the last 15 years.

On Genderaquafish.org you will find:

Genderaquafish.org gathers momentum: 2012 in Review

Map showing origins of visits to Genderaquafish.org from 25 Feb 2012 to 31 Dec 2012. Source: WordPress

Map showing origins of visits to Genderaquafish.org from 25 Feb 2012 to 31 Dec 2012. Source: WordPress

Women’s and men’s contributions are both critical to the success of aquaculture and fisheries. Statistics on the growing interest being shown in this website since its creation over two years ago (in September 2010) indicate that more people are taking an interest in research and development insights on gender in aquaculture and fisheries.

In 2012, the number of user visits to our website, Genderaquafish.org, grew from nearly nine thousand in 2011 to almost 15 thousand – a growth of 67%.  Most pleasingly, you, the users, came from all over the planet. To be precise, visitors came from 154 countries and territories. Our top 5 countries, in order of hits, were: India, USA, Philippines, UK and Malaysia, with Asia the top region (find your country/territory in the detailed statistical download: 2013-01-01 Months and Years).

Table of Visits by User Country/Territory (from 25 February to 31 December 2012)

2013-01-01 table of regions

One of the reasons for the increased visitor traffic has been the new research and policy material uploaded (thanks to many active participants who have provided much of the material) and an active year of gender in aquaculture and fisheries (GAF) events that we reported.

Here are links reports from some of the featured 2012 GAF events and milestones.

(a) Digital copy of AFS Indian Branch 1990 Women in Fisheries Workshop https://genderaquafish.org/2012/07/04/special-release-proceedings-of-the-1990-india-women-in-fisheries-workshop/ (we have 3 more ‘historical’ docs from the 90s in train at present – watch for them this year)

(b) GAF3 Special Issue of Asian Fisheries Science journal https://genderaquafish.org/2012/08/18/moving-the-agenda-forward/

(c) Report of the 2011 FAO Special Workshop on GAF published https://genderaquafish.org/events/fao-special-workshop-2011/

(d) Chapter on women in aquaculture in the 2010 FAO Global Conference on Aquaculture proceedings released: (https://genderaquafish.org/2012/05/24/enhancing-global-aquacuture-opportunities-for-women/)

(e) February 2012 meeting of the ASEM Aquaculture Platform gender element (WP7) https://genderaquafish.org/2012/04/20/malaysian-workshop-upgrades-knowledge-develops-plans-for-gender-equity-in-asian-aquaculture/ 

(f) June 2012 meeting of the Mekong Network in Gender in Fisheries (their 13th Annual Meeting) – see report: https://genderaquafish.org/2012/06/30/in-for-the-long-haul/

(g) Report of the July 2012 IIFET Gender in Fish Value Chains sessions https://genderaquafish.org/2012/11/29/overcoming-gender-inequalities-in-fish-supply-chains/

(h) Report of September 2012 Philippines WINFISH conference https://genderaquafish.org/2012/10/20/philippine-conference-on-women-fishers-a-great-success/

(i) Release of the 2012 World Bank/FAO/WorldFish Center  study “Hidden Harvest” on employment in small scale fisheries, including gender disaggregated data: https://genderaquafish.org/2012/09/17/women-hold-up-47-of-the-fisheries-sky/

With GAF4 in the planning (see: https://genderaquafish.org/2012/10/21/gaf4-news-follow-updates-on-genderaquafish-org/), and many more gender and fisheries events planned, we look forward to a productive year with even further growth in interest in gender in aquaculture and fisheries.

We welcome first hand news of gender in aquaculture and fisheries and related events, and information on your publications, achievements and views. Please keep them coming in!

Genderaquafish: where do our readers come from?

The answer is “from all over the world” – from 112 countries to be more precise!

Map of Genderaquafish viewers countries, 24 Feb 2012 to 2 July 2012.

Starting in late February 2012, WordPress.com, the host of this site, has provided site administrators with information on which country each view comes from. We have analyzed the statistics for the approximately four month period since geographic statistics were collected. The results are interesting and quite heartening in showing the outreach.

Here are some highlights:

  • Our readers come from 112 countries on all (inhabited) continents (find out where your country stands by downloading table of views by country)
  • Nearly half are from Asia (see table below)
  • The top 3 countries for Genderaquafish readers are: (1) India, (2) USA, and (3) Philippines. This pattern has been fairly steady over time. The other : United Kingdom, Malaysia, Bangaldesh, Thailand, Germany, Sri Lanka and Australia.

    Genderaquafish readers by geographic region (visits from 24 February 2012 to 1 July 2012)

ICSF Yemaya March 2012 now online

Vera Francis, Passamaquoddy tribal leader, Maine, USA. Photo Yemaya

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  • EDITORIAL
  • North America/US Exercising Sovereignty on the Sea
  • Africa/South Africa Facing Change with Courage
  • Asia/India Pulicat’s Padu System
  • South America/Chile Mapuche: People of the Land and Sea
  • Document/Statement Women’s Organizations Question UN CSW Yemaya Recommends
  • Review World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development
  •  What’s New, Webby? The UN System: Working Together to Empower Rural
  •  Women Profile Nalia Fedrix: Proud to be Born on the Coast
  • Milestones Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure
  • Q & A Interview with María Hernández Rojas
  • Yemaya Mama “Women’s Day Special!”