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Gender Mainstreaming in Small-Scale Fisheries

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Women play hugely important roles in small-scale fishing communities yet all too often their contributions go unrecognized. As a result, few activities in this sector take the needs of women into account. The Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) funded by Spain and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has sought to consider gender issues in all aspects of its activities through gender mainstreaming. This paper highlights some of the lessons, risks and recommendations RFLP has learned through this process.

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