Gender and equity
There is strong evidence that women in the fisheries industry often bear the brunt of poverty. The elimination of poverty is possible only if this disproportionate burden is addressed. We can better achieve our mission to reduce poverty and hunger if we conduct our research through a gender lens and if we move beyond viewing our stakeholders as a homogeneous group of people.
Integrating gender into our research provides us with better information on how men and women access and use resources; who has power and makes decisions; whose priorities are being addressed; and who is impacted by or benefiting from different development alternatives.