8 March 2020
Every year, the International Women's Day on March 8th offers an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also - a call to action for accelerating gender equality everywhere. As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, this year’s theme I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’ is a reminder of how much we have yet to accomplish to remove the systemic barriers that hold women and girls back from equal participation in all avenues of life. With a 45-years track record of leading science in sustainable aquaculture and fisheries, WorldFish - in collaboration with many valuable partners - continues to generate critical research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable healthier diets and better livelihoods for millions of poor people in the developing world, particularly for women who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income.