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Issue No:37
  • :0973-1156
  • :July
  • :2011
  • :English

The 3rd Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF3), held earlier this year in Shanghai, revealed worrying facts about women in the fisheries. Women are still invisible and marginal in the sector. They may have growing access to microcredit but continue to own little or no property. If a woman has a top job in a fisheries institution, her case would be the exception to the general rule that clusters jobs for women at the bottom of formal hierarchies. Clearly, despite years of struggle and advocacy, women in the fisheries continue to be denied their basic right to equality and justice.

Reflections / Gender

Women or gender: What’s the difference?

This article analyzes the implications of the shift in focus from women to gender in the 3rd Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries and the FAO Special Workshop

By Katia Frangoudes (frangoudes@univ-brest.fr), University of Brest, France, and Naína Pierri Estades (naina@cem.ufpr.br), Federal University of Parana, Brazil; Members of ICSF

Reflecting on the recently concluded 3rd Global Symposium on Gender