For the last couple of years the ICCA Consortium has been working on its Gender policy, which is due to be approved at the 2018 General Assembly. The current final draft is available here in english, spanish and french. The comments so far are accessible here. A Consortium Committee on gender exists at the moment, gathering gender-related information on ICCA-related issues with the aim of sharing them towards positive action. The Committee is also engaged to promote gender equality and gender security. The member of the Council with special responsibility on gender issues serves as Chair of the Committee. Anyone willing to contribute to the work of the Committee is welcome to contact the Consortium Programme Officer.

Below please find some gender equality stories gathered from the Members of the Consortium…

Eight Shells

The voices of the women of the sea from communities of Barbados, St Kitts, Grenada, Belize and Costa Rica were heard loud and clear at a learning exchange aimed at strengthening the capacities of fisherwomen in the backdrop of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines. Read more ▸

Fisherwomen learning exchange gathering in Costa Rica

Women play a crucial role in small scale fishing in oceans, rivers and mangroves. In November 2017, fisherwomen from different parts of Costa Rica shared their knowledge and experiences of good practices in sustainable fishing and on related subjects such as land tenure, climate change, invasive species, culture, decent work and health, among others.  Read more ▸