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Issue No:40
  • :0973-1156
  • :July
  • :2012
  • :English

The latest edition of Yemaya, has a major focus on the recent Rio+20 Conference and how, despite calls for accountability and action by women’s groups, it fell far short of expectations.

Other articles in the current issue, Yemaya No. 40, dated July 2012, include one from Gambia on a project for women who process fish by smoking, and another on how commercialization of the fisheries of Tanzania Lake has destroyed local customs and traditions.

Yemaya No. 40 features an interview with Cleonice Silva Nascimento, a fisherwoman leader of Brazil's National Articulation of Fisherwomen (NAF) and the Movement of Artisanal Fishermen and Fisherwomen (MAFF).

Also included is a profile of Masnu’ah, a fisherwoman and leader of the fisherwomen’s group in Morodemak in the Bonang district of Indonesia's central Java.


Promoting gender equity

The draft synthesis document summarizes CSO proposals, including those for promoting  gender equity

By Chandrika Sharma (icsf@icsf.net), Executive Secretary, ICSF

The decision by the 29th Session of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in 2011 to develop an international instrument on small-scale fisheries, to complement the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, was widely welcomed by civil society organizations (CSOs).

CSOs, representing fishworker and support groups, set up a co-ordination committee to engage with the process of developing the Guidelines. The committee comprises representatives of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers (WFF), the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) and the International NGO CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC).

Between September 2011 and April 2012, a period of just eight mon