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Issue No:43
  • :ISSN 0973-1156
  • :July
  • :2013
  • :English

Whether in South Africa, Chile, Uganda or India, as this issue of Yemaya shows, women in the small-scale and artisanal fisheries are confronting growing challenges in their daily lives. Caught between bureaucratic governments and exploitative markets, on the one hand, and male-dominated fisheries associations and violent neighbourhoods and homes, on the other, for most women in the sector, life can be a hellish struggle. While women usually cope by drawing upon inner strength or turning to one another for help, if in the sector as a whole, women are to ever gain justice and their rightful place in society, much more is needed.

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Gender Community Blog—UN Solution Exchange India

By Ramya Rajagopalan (icsf@icsf.net), Consultant, ICSF

The Gender Community blog of the United Nations Solution Exchange India (http://se-gen-cop.blogspot.in/) is a platform for practitioners to collaborate and share innovations, knowledge, skills, and best practices on gender equality, women’s empowerment, child rights and protection, gender mainstreaming and rights-based approaches to development.

Solution Exchange is an initiative sponsored by the UN with support from some of its partners that offers development practitioners a forum to benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience. In keeping with this spirit, the Gender Community blog was set up in 2005 to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in India, focusing on increasing development effectiveness to improve the gender and girl child situation, promote a rights-based approach to development, and ensure gender mainstreaming.

The key focus areas of this blog are: gender-based violence, including prenatal sex selection, human trafficking,