Women in blue: gender equity for ocean

Women in blue: gender equity for ocean

Women in blue: gender equity for ocean 1195 673 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Federal University of São Paulo – Brazil

Increasing global threats to the ocean requires sustainable actions. Although women’s knowledge and roles for community well-being and in ocean-related activities are key to sustainability, they often have fewer opportunities, undervalued work positions and lower wages, especially in developing countries.

The ‘Women in blue: gender equity for ocean sustainability’ project will foster women’s empowerment and gender equality in science, fisheries and politics. This will be achieved by: 1) identifying barriers and solution paths for women participation and leadership in ocean affairs; 2) strengthening the voices of women in fisheries to engage in climate change and policy discussions by facilitating the connection of existing networks across Brazilian coast.

Start date: 08/02/2021
End Date: 03/03/2025

Lead Contact: Leandra R. Gonçalves (goncalves.leandra@unifesp.br)


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