• Home
  • SAMUDRA News Alerts

SAMUDRA News Alerts

New initiative fights gender inequality in the seafood industry by Ariella Simke March 08,2021   |  Source: Forbes

Leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8th, we highlight the contributions of women around the world. Although they make up half of the seafood workforce, women are underrepresented in decision-making, and very few are in leadership roles.

Until recently, conversations about seafood sustainability have focused on environmental responsibility, excluding social justice. The Seafood and Gender Equality (S.A.G.E) initiative launched in October aims to achieve gender equality in at least 75% of global seafood production by 2030, a lofty goal, but according to founder Julie Kuchepatov, an attainable one.

After all, there is no better time to ignite the conversation about gender inequality in the industry, says Kuchepatov. According to The International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry, women’s role in the industry is significant, yet often undervalued and overlooked, meaning that women are often found in low-paid roles rather than at the top.

The global pandemic has catalyzed massive shifts in how business is done, and big decisions are being made. According to Kuchepatov, women must be involved in making those decisions in order to achieve social and environmental responsibility in our food supply chains. She stresses that the industry is

Theme(s): Communities and Organisations.

Post Comment
Search

Title/Storyline/Country/Keyword


Select Date:

Select Themes