January 7 2020 – Elin Torell: Gender, sustainability and fisheries: Lessons from Ghana and the Philippines
Elin Torell presents how gender norms, resource use patterns, and power relationships influence the effectiveness of fisheries management in Ghana and the Philippines.
Research from Ghana and the Philippines has revealed that the roles of women and men living in fishing communities are deeply integrated, but unequal, especially in relation to workload, leadership, anddecision-making. Achieving more sustainable fisheries management requires working with men andwomen to challenge social constructs, growing women's confidence, and recognizing the "invisible" work of women in households and the fisheries sector.
The University of Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Center implements ecosystem-based fisheries programs around the world. Integral to this work is understanding how gender norms, resource use patterns, and power relationships influence the effectiveness of fisheries management.