Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Strategy in Fisheries SectorAbstract:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has developed and endorsed the Policy and Strategy on Gender Mainstreaming in MAFF in order to commit and enhance gender equality in the agriculture sector within its area of jurisdiction in 2006 for all MAFF departments and other agencies address gender issues in their work areas.
The statement of MAFF gender policy and strategy mainstreaming: “Enhancement of gender equality in the agriculture sector through active cooperation of both women and men for the opportunity to contribute and benefit equally from the activities of all sub-sectors in the agriculture sector” There are four objectives in its gender mainstreaming policy and strategy for the agriculture sector to be achieved by 2010 in order to address poverty reduction and gender equality.
The four objectives are:
1. Increase the gender awareness of ministry staff in the
MAFF at every level of theagriculture sector.
2. Integration of gender analysis and sex disaggregated
targets and data into the planning of the agriculture
3. Increase the authoritative possibilities and number of
women that have the adequate attributes necessary
for leadership positions in the MAFF
4. Increase the ability of rural women to access and
manage resources and agricultural services.
Gender mainstreaming affects every sub-sector and department of MAFF. Without their commitment, gender mainstreaming will not work. Therefore, Fisheries Administration has to implement and comply with the Policy in order to achieve gender mainstreaming in
fisheries resources management and development.
Hence, it is necessary to set up its own gender mainstreaming policy and strategy followed by MAFF gender mainstreaming policy and strategy in order to ensure that gender mainstreaming and issues are addressed in fisheries sector.
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Gender Sub-GroupType of Publication: Source Institution / Org:
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2011-07-18Country / Region:
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