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Women's Economic Empowerment in Fisheries: Implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in the Indian Ocean Rim

  • Theme of Event

    Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • Venue
    Virtual Meeting
  • Date
    28 – 28 Sep 2020

Did you know that women represent nearly half of those employed in fisheries globally? Women in this sector are significant contributors to household income and food security, and their economic contributions are often the mainstay of family and community sustenance. However, their work is often undervalued and unrecognized and they are vastly under-represented in policy and decision-making spaces.

Join us to hear from UN Women and Nilanjana Biswas from the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers who will share the key findings of the new report: WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN FISHERIES IN THE BLUE ECONOMY OF THE INDIAN OCEAN RIM: A Baseline Report. The webinar will highlight the ways in which the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) can be used to support and advance women in this sector. We will also hear from Andre Siregar, Director for Asia-Pacific and African Intra and Inter-regional Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. He is also representing Indonesia as the Coordinating Country for Fisheries Management in IORA.

This webinar is part of a series on the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) organized by the UN Women project "Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim". This project is generously funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is being implemented in coordination with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

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