The September 2016 issue of Yemaya (Issue 52), the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is full of articles that explore the structural inequalities affecting women in fisheries and aquaculture. This is recommended reading!
GAF6 Group Photo, 4 August 2016, Bangkok. Yemaya 52 includes a report of GAF6.
Contents (below) and link to Issue 52
- Gathering cooperation (Costa Rica mollusk gatherers) by Aracelly Jimenez and colleagues
- Milestones (highlights the new document “ICSF’s Journey with Women in Fisheries”) by Ramya Rajagopalan
- Fighting invisibility (Brazil’s women on their rights to social security and decent work) by Beatriz Ferrari
- What a woman! (women are the new “watermen” in Chesapeake Bay, USA) by Mariette Correa
- Profile of Mercy Wasai Mghanga (Kenyan woman fishworker leader) by Hadley B. Becha
- Nurturing the eel (inland fisheries management in the Netherlands) by Cornelie Quist
- Gender inequality: GAF6 asks ‘WHY?’ by Meryl Williams and colleagues
- The climate for change! (gender discussions at FishAdapt conference) by Meryl Williams and Angela Lentisco
- Q & A (Interview with Cao Thi Thien, Chairwoman of Hoang Phong Commune
Women’s Union, Vietnam) by Nguyen Thu Trang
- Yemaya Mama (The fish value chain cartoon)
- Yemaya Recommends: El Rol De La Mujer En La Pesca Y La Acuicultura En Chile, Colombia, Paraguay Y Perú Integración, Sistematización Y Análisis De Estudios Nacionales Informe Final = rreview by Vivienne Solis
Posted in AFS GAF events, Brazil, Chile, Climate Change, Cornelie quist, Costa Rica, Fish post-harvest, Fisheries, GAF6, Gender and development, Gendered labor studies, gleaning
Women filleting in Petatán, Mexico. The sight of women filleting alone or in groups in their courtyards is a common one. Photo. Carmen Pedroza-Gutiérrez, in Yemaya 50, “Empowerment through filletting.”
Yemaya, the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has published its 50th newsletter. As usual, Yemaya is an excellent read from its varied and thoughtful articles, to the wry Yemaya Mama cartoons, to reviews and news.
The contents in this December 2015 edition are:
- Editorial by Nilanjana Biswas
- Analysis: Trade. “Women in today’s fisheries economy” by Meryl Williams
- Asia: Sri Lanka. “Widows’ struggles in post-war Sri Lanka” by Cornelie Quist
- What’s new Webby? Gendered Seas
- Africa: South Africa. “The long road to freedom” by Sharon Groenmeyer
- Regional: Africa. “Women in fisheries in Africa” by Serge Raemaekers & Jackie Sunde
- Through the years with Yemaya Mama
- Asia: India “Hard days and nights” by Ellen Thorell
- Profile. “Defending a way of life” by Sara García, Fisherwoman from Costa Rica
- Regional: Central America. “Women in Central America’s fisheries” by Vivienne Solis Rivera
- Regional: Asia. “Half the fishers in the world” by Nikita Gopal
- Milestones by Ramya Rajagopalan
- Latin America: Mexico. “Empowerment through filleting” by Carmen Pedroza-Gutiérrez
- Q&A. Interview of Kholiswa Fosana, Eastern Cape, South Africa, by Jackie Sunde
- Yemaya Mama cops out of COP21
- Book Review. “Our Mother Ocean: Enclosure, Commons,
and the Global Fishermen’s Movement” by Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Monica Chilese. Review by Nilanjana Biswas
Posted in Africa, Americas, Aquaculture, Asia, communication resources, Cornelie quist, Fish post-harvest, Gender, Global, ICSF, India, Men, Mexico, Nikita Gopal, Nilanjana Biswas, Regional, South Africa, Women
Woman activist from the Rwanda Women Network taken at a meeting of the Village of Hope project. Photo: Mary Ellsberg in “Voices and Agency.”
Voice and Agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity
In his Foreword to this strong, empirical book recently released by the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group President and himself a physician and anthropologist, says:
“Our flagship World Development Report 2012 demonstrated that gender equality and economic development are inextricably linked. It showed that equality not only guarantees basic rights but also plays a vital role in promoting the robust, shared growth needed to end extreme poverty in our increasingly competitive, globalized world. The persistent constraints and deprivations that prevent many of the world’s women from achieving their potential have huge consequences for individuals, families, communities, and nations. The 2012 report recognized that expanding women’s agency—their ability to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities— is key to improving their lives as well as the world we all share.
Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity represents a major advance in global knowledge on this critical front. The vast data and thousands of surveys distilled here cast important light on the nature of constraints women and girls continue to face globally.”
Download the report here (large download file)
[Thanks to Cornelie Quist for alerting us to this publication.]
Extract from the Executive Summary: This report distills an array of data, studies and evidence to shine a spotlight on the pervasive deprivations and constraints that face women and girls worldwide—from epidemic gender-based violence to laws and norms that prevent women from owning property, working, making decisions about their own lives and having influence in society. It identifies some promising programs and interventions to address these deprivations and constraints.
Policymakers and stakeholders need to tackle this agenda, drawing on evidence about what works and systematically tracking progress on the ground. This must start with reforming discriminatory laws and follow through with concerted policies and public actions, including multi-sectoral approaches that engage with men and boys and challenge adverse social norms. There is much to gain. Increasing women’s voice and agency is a valuable end in its own right. And it underpins achievement of the World Bank Group’s twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity for girls and boys, women and men, around the world.
Posted in Cornelie quist, FAO, UN Women, World Bank, IFAD, UNIDO and other multilateral, Gender, Gender and development, Gender in the workplace, Global, Men, Women