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Issue No:65
  • :ISSN 0973–1121
  • :July
  • :2013
  • :English

The blue sea had over it the mystery of the darkness of the

night; the high noon sun had lost its fiery vigour and shone

with the pale yellow splendour of a full moon. All around me,

before and on either hand, was a waste of waters; the very air

and earth seemed filmed with moving water, and the sound

of falling waters was in my ears.

— from The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker

Latin America / Gender

Men, Women Fishing Together

A training workshop in Honduras focused on the need for gender equity in the fishing communities of central America

This article, written by Ivannia Ayales Cruz (, Vivienne Solís Rivera (, Patricia Madrigal Cordero (, Daniela Barguil ( and Marvin Fonseca Borrás ( of CoopeSoliDar, has been translated by Brian O’Riordan ( of ICSF’s Belgium Office

“All of us, men and women, youth, adults, the old… we all live on the coast and depend on artisanal fisheries, and we must all do our best to live together with greater equity and respect.” — Fidel Bonilla from Honduras

In today’s world, discussing gender is a must. Gender is not an issue just for women; it concerns both men and women equally.

All actors participating in productive activities—in this case, artisanal fisheries—have the right to be recognized and valued for the work they do. Artisanal fisheries, like all other productive activities, involves the work and dedication of many people in harvesting (capture), and in pre- and post-harvest activities. Large numbers of women are involved in these activities,...



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