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


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

GENDER/Biodiversity

Needed – a gender sensitive biodiversity framework

Future global biodiversity goals must recognise the vital contributions made by women and girls, particularly from indigenous and local communities


By Vivienne Solis Rivera (vsolis@coopesolidar.org), Member, ICSF, and Director, CoopeSolidar R.L., Costa Rica


The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is perhaps the most relevant and ethical convention for the conservation, the sustainable use, and the fair and equitable distribution of benefits of marine and continental biodiversity use. In the next ten years, there are two ways through which the CBD can, clearly and effectively, address the issue of gender in its management framework.

First, the new Framework for Global Biodiversity, being prepared for approval at the 15th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, is an excellent opportunity for member states of the CBD, civil society and private companies to develop a strategy imbued