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Gender Equality & Corporate Social Responsability

On 21st June 2018, a session to discuss ‘How to consider gender in social responsibility’ was convened by the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry (WSI) and IPNLF at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, Barcelona. Full text here: 2018 27th June

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Symposium on “Voices of women in the fishing industry”

Septembre 2016. In Spain, Europe largest fishing nation, professional women are well organised and very vocal. Several women associations work at defending their rights, enhance their decision power and regularly speak-up. In other words they exist and are recognised. In this context, the very active school of business studies at the University of Vigo has […]

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The European Union Commission: a promising step forward

The European Union Commission which has been promoting gender equality from the start (Rome treaty) has taken a further step in its revised treaty signed in Amsterdam in 1999. It included provisions to oblige Member States to eliminate inequality and promote equality between women and men in all areas of activity.   Besides the rhetoric, […]

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Promoting women at Ifremer, French Marine Research Institute

March 2016. Women are under-represented in sciences, with less than one scientist over three being a woman. Ifremer, the French Marine Research Institute, has been working at reducing inequalities in the past years. The presence of women at medium and high management levels has climbed from 19% to 38% over the past sixteen years. Is […]

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RAFEP Leaders: Empowerment Capacity Programme

March 2016. Many articles and reports describe how African women are key players in small scale fisheries, largely contributing to food security, wealth creation and fight against poverty. Yet women lack visibility, are not in the radar of policy makers, are discriminated when it comes to training, access to resources and to finances. The network […]

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