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Issue No.51
  • :0973-1156
  • :April
  • :2016

Another International Women’s Day (March 8) has gone by, with significant achievements for women in the fisheries across the world. However, while we take stock of, and celebrate the achievements, we should also reflect on the long road of struggle ahead—a struggle for the rights of small-scale fisheries; for the rights of women engaged in fishing, fish trade and fish-work.

Women have always been the backbone of the small-scale fisheries sector across the world. However the contribution of women, both in economic and social terms, have been constantly undervalued.


Women’s Foot Print in History

By Ramya Rajagopalan (, Programme Associate, ICSF

The UN Women, as part of the International Women’s Day Celebrations, opened a new interactive page, using multimedia to document the timeline for women’s foot print in history over the years.

The site opens up with the history from 400 B.C, where the first female gynecologists was recognized. It chronicles some of the women leaders including nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz of Mexico, who defended women’s right to education in 1691. It flips between the past and present trend in these aspects. The issues covered include the right for decent work for women, voting rights to women, women’s rights to be covered by media and work in media, women’s rights movements, women’s role in, women’s role in peace campaigns especially for social justice, ethno-cultural reconciliation and indigenous people’s rights, demand for pay equality, women’s right to confer nationality to their children, women’s right in protecting the livelihoods of their communities, women’s

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