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A "feminist perspective" in fisheries builds on the fact that women of fishing communities take on multidimensional roles that straddle both production and reproduction...

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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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YouTube is a sea of resources for documentaries on women in fisheries


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


YouTube is an online resource that allows people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube allows for the easy creation of theme-based channels, a facility that is increasingly being used by organizations to upload video content on specific issues. There are several interesting international channels on fisheries on YouTube. This column covers a few of the major ones.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Channel (www.youtube.com/user/FAOoftheUN/videos?live_view=500&flow=list&sort=dd&view=0) carries an informative introductory video to the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. Besides this, there is a video featuring interviews with governments, regional organizations, civil society or