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Issue No.64
  • :0973-1156
  • :November
  • :2021

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 64, November 2021


Gender equity and lived experiences

A co-founder of ICSF addresses the issue of gender equity and social justice at a trans-disciplinarity workshop

By John Kurien (, Visiting Fellow, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India

On April 1st I opened my email to find a request from Too Big to Ignore, the global network on small-scale fisheries, asking if I would share my reflections on the question of Gender Equity and Social Justice at a workshop on trans-disciplinarity, which took place in April 2021. I replied to say that since the request was made on All-Fools Day, I would readily agree. The nature of my instantaneous response might perhaps have raised a doubt in the minds of the organisers on whether an elderly male from a tropical-majority country was indeed the right choice. So, if you find what I have to say on the topic disconcerting, or more likely, lacking in any disciplinary academic rigour, remember, don’t send emails on April 1st! Now that I have taken anticipatory bail, I feel more relaxed to proceed.

As I set out to p