The WINFISH team launched the gender-sensitive knowledge products during the Padayon Kita, kick-off activity at Sydney Hotel on February 7, 2020.
WINFISH along with the local partners will work together to promote inclusive and sustainable fisheries management in General Santos City and Sarangani Bay Area.
Capacity Building and the development of a training curriculum for integrating gender in ecosystem fisheries management and electronic catch documentation were two of the strategies developed as interventions in raising awareness of sectors involved in a perceived male-dominated tuna industry on gender equality and women empowerment.
(WINFISH) implemented four gender interventions namely; 1) leading, linkaging and partnership, 2) training and capability building, 3) development of gender-sensitive knowledge products; and 4) gender responsive governance. These interventions aimed to address observed inequalities that impede the maximum participation of women in the fisheries value chain, specifically in combating illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing and in promoting Ecosystem Approach in Fisheries Management (EAFM) in the area.
Padayon Kita: A Call to Continue the Work on Promoting Gender Equity and Women Empowerment in Fisheries Management
The National Network on Women in Fisheries in the Philippines, Inc. (WINFISH), implementer of the USAID-funded project “Raising Awareness on Gender Equity and Women Empowerment in Fisheries Management in General Santos and Sarangani Bay Area (GR003)”, organized Padayon Kita