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Issue No.59
  • :June
  • :2019

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 59, June 2019

south pacific islands/ fiji

Where’s the data?

A recently-concluded meeting of the Women in Fisheries Network-Fiji calls for sex-disaggregated data on the participation of women in the fisheries sector

By MilikaSobey (, Women in Fisheries Network-Fiji

The Women in Fisheries Network-Fiji (WiFN-Fiji) was established in 1993, and currently has 63 members. Its core areas of focus are capacity building and advocacy. The network promotes capacity building to improve livelihoods and food security opportunities for women in fisheries, focusing on financial literacy, resource management, post-harvest handling, market identification, gender equality and social inclusion. It also promotes advocacy for improved policy and policy implementation for greater gender equality in all aspects of fisheries through research, participation in national policy consultations and information sharing.

The network held itssecond forum in the city of Suva in Fiji on 4 December 2018, with 82 participants representingthe government, academia, non-government organizations, the private sector and representatives of women communities. The event was i

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