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Issue No:53
  • :March
  • :2017
  • :English

If the contextually relevant implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the SSF Guidelines) is a challenge facing the small-scale fisheries sector, an even bigger challenge is the gender equitable implementation of the SSF Guidelines. For women in the sector, this will involve struggling at two levels: one, at the level of the household and the community, and the second, at the level of the State and other stakeholders. This issue focuses on this theme, and includes profile of women fishworkers from Ireland, Costa Rica, and India. Besides this, also covers initiatives for enhancing the capacities of women fishworkers in India and Tanzania. 

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Timeline: Gender Equality, 2016 Year in Review

By Ramya Rajagopalan (ramya.rajagopalan@gmail.com), Programme Associate, ICSF

From the conviction of a Congolese warlord for crimes against humanity, to Argentines, taking to the streets to protest femicide to, emojis getting a gender boost, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and lighter noteworthy moments from around the world in 2016.

The issues covered are diverse: childbrides in Zimbabwe whose legal action led a countrywide, ban on child marriage; women taking the drivers seat literally! As pilots and bus drivers in Brunei and India.

The issues highlight the remarkable progress women are making in various spheres, thus gradually changing the status quo towards more gender equality.