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Issue No.62
  • :0973-1156
  • :December
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 62, December 2020


Women’s empowerment through climate action

In Myanmar, FAO’s FishAdapt project is strengthening the adaptive capacity and resilience of fisheries-and aquaculture-dependent livelihoods

By Angela Lentisco (, Marine and Coastal Specialist, FishAdapt Gender Advisor, Thailand

Women’s empowerment and gender equality have been recognized as necessary conditions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. The SDG Goal 5 – ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ – has 14 related indicators, and there are an additional 39 gender-related indicators across the other SDGs, including those that track the elimination of poverty and hunger, the reduction of inequality, the promotion of health, education and decent employment, as well as those related to sustainable cities climate change action, and peace.

Under SDG Goal 14 – ‘Life Below Water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’ – which also looks at the management of t