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 ▸
The ICCA Consortium has been working on its policy on gender since 2017. The policy was finally approved during the 2018 General Assembly. The regions and Members will have to help define an appropriate implementation policy. The modalities of the acceptation of the policy and discussions around it, which took place during the General Assembly, can be found in the General Assembly Minutes, pages 26 to 30.
A Consortium Committee on gender exists at the moment, chaired by the Council Member With Special Responsibilities On ICCAs and Gender Issues. It is supported technically by the Consortium Programme Officer.
The Committee gathers gender-related information on ICCA issues with the aim of sharing them and learning from them towards positive action. The Committee is active on the negotiations of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. It also acts as promoter and guardian of the gender equality and gender security within the Consortium Organisation as such and in its programme. Any Member and Honorary member is welcome to join the Committee.
Below are some gender equality stories gathered from the Members of the Consortim:
In December 2018, in the town of Santiago de Chiquitos in Bolivia, the first Workshop of Exchange of Experiences and Strengthening of Capacities of Indigenous Women Leaders of Bolivia was held, organized by the TICCA Consortium Bolivia . Read more ▸
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 ▸
Power and Potential: A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Regulations Concerning Women’s Rights to Community Forests
Report: “Power and Potential: A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Regulations Concerning Women’s Rights to Community Forests”, RRI (2017)
Webinar Invitation Tuesday 13 June 14.30 CEST: Dimitra Clubs: Enhancing the resilience of rural men and women through community mobilization. Read more ▸
This video is a part of the larger project: Social, Environmental and Livelihood Justice for Poverty Elimination for Iranian Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities… Read more “Capacity Building with Takab community women in Iran” ▸
Celebrating African Rural Women: Custodians of Seed, Food & Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Resilience
At a time when Africa most needs it, the vast wealth of farmer’s knowledge that sustains the diversity of the continent’s crops, wild foods,… Read more “Celebrating African Rural Women: Custodians of Seed, Food & Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Resilience” ▸
Guide: “Inter-American Human Rights System for Indigenous Women: A toolkit on mechanisms” Forest Peoples Programme, 2015 Andrea Galindo and Ellen-Rose Kambel, Valérie Couillard (Editor)… Read more “Inter-American Human Rights System for Indigenous Women: A toolkit on mechanisms” ▸
Declaration: “Mera Declaration of the Global Gathering of Women Pastoralists” (2010) Summary: A global gathering of women pastoralists in Mera, India, from 21-26 November… Read more “Mera Declaration of the Global Gathering of Women Pastoralists” ▸