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Issue No.63
  • :0973-1156
  • :May
  • :2021

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 63, May 2021




Gender, Covid-19 and Food Systems: Impacts, Community Responses and Feminist Policy Demands, October 2020

A report of the CSM Women’s Working Group, authored by Jessica Duncan and Priscilla Claeys, 35 pages, English

By Vishakha Gupta (, Independent Researcher, New Delhi

This powerful statement opens the report: “We won’t go back to normality, because normality was the problem”. The report, authored by Jessica Duncan and Priscilla Claeys, truly imbibes this statement in its ethos, approach, policy recommendations and structure.

The report draws on six cross-cutting principles to guide policies and programmes in relation to gender, COVID-19 and food systems. These are participation and representation; human rights; non-discrimination and intersectionality; food sovereignty; feminism and gender justice; and equality and equity. On the basis of these pri