Bibliography

Role of Women
Women play significant roles in all aspects of fisheries—both in the artisanal, small-scale sector and in the commercial sector—roles that remain unarticulated and unrecognized. Importantly, women’s roles span reproduction and production. Women’s reproductive roles are essential for nurturing and sustaining families and communities, and ensuring food security through fishing, food foraging, farming and related activities. The productive roles of women in fishing—collecting seaweed and other aquatic resources, processing and marketing the fish catch, making and repairing nets and gears, baiting longlines, helping in the preparation for fishing trips and in unloading and sorting the fish—contribute significantly to household incomes and local economies. With the monetization of the fishing sector, the productive role of women has, in some cases, been extended to include new activities, previously forbidden by gender norms. For instance, in some regions more women go fishing with their husbands or with other groups of women. In several countries of the North women are part of the commercial fishing sector, working as crew or skippers on industrial or family-owned vessels. Women also form a significant proportion of the workforce in industrial fish processing within the organized and unorganized sector, working for wages to sort, clean and process fish. The accompanying increase in work and incomes has not always resulted in increase in women’s status within families and communities. Often, in keeping with prevailing patriarchal norms, the control of resources remains vested in men. In many cases, diversification and increase in roles has only meant an increase in women’s labour. The papers in this section provide descriptive, detailed and in cases, ethnographic information on the work women do in fisheries, and the impact of changes within the sector on women’s work and roles in the fisheries.
Ferrer, E., S.Dalisay (Eds.). 2010. Workshop on Women in Fisheries and Climate Change. Quezon City. Philippines. Organizing Committee for the Workshop on “Women in Fisheries and Climate Change” c/o CERD, 102-E, R.L. Building, Kamuning Road, Quezo
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :Philippines, Thailand

Skutsch, Margaret M. Protocols, treaties and action: the ‘climate change process’ through gender spectacles. Gender and Development, Vol. 10, No. 2, Climate Change (Jul., 2002), pp. 30-39. Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :World

Arend, Elizabeth and Sonia Lowman. Governing climate funds what will work for women? Gender Action, WEDO, Oxfam, 2011.
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :World

Vunisea, Aliti. The Challenges of Planning and Managing Pacific coastal fisheries and the impact of climate change. ‐a gender perspective. A presentation. The Secretariat of the Pacific Community working in 26 countries of the Pacific.
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :South Pacific Islands

Oxfam, Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation: A Learning Companion Oxfam Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Resources. Oxfam, 2010.
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :World

Gender and Climate Change. In Brief. Bridge Bulletin, Issue 22, November 2011.
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :Colombia, India

Skinner, Emmeline. Gender and Climate Change - Overview Report. The Institute of Development Studies, November 2011
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :World

Aboud, Georgina. Gender and Climate Change - Supporting Resources Collection. Copyright Institute of Development Studies November 2011
  • :Role of Women,Climate change and adaptation
  • :World

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