Advancing Gender in The Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities

Source
USAID, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Date of Publication
2019

Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev)USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and increased risks of gender-based violence negatively impact the potential of women to thrive and contribute towards strong economies.

The guide summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable outcomes.

Development practitioners can use the guide to access the latest evidence on gender empowerment and sustainable fisheries management. Those practitioners working in other fields can find tools and resources to conduct gender analyses; design strategic interventions to strengthen program design and implementation through the development of comprehensive gender action plans; and learn more about how to develop results chains to help programs define goals and refine assumptions.