Tag: women’s empowerment
Women in Comoros smoke fish to boost income and community development
Working with fisherwomen in Comoros is fulfilling because you see them progressing and creating more value from fisheries. The Maecha Bora Association, which includes fisherwomen from three villages on the southwest coast of Anjouan who glean for octopus, shells and...
Sustainable living from the sea through community-led seaweed farming.
In Madagascar, members of the community of Belo-sur-Mer – primarily women – have taken up the challenge of village aquaculture. I had no future before seaweed farming. My sons had left the village, and I could not support myself because...
An exchange visit to Pate Island, Lamu Archipelago – inspiring change in community-led fisheries and conservation
Munje to Pate – the start of learning There was hope and excitement as nine community members, seven men, and two ladies from Munje in southeast Kenya, boarded a shuttle bus for a nine-hour journey to Lamu. Our mission was...
Madam Mwanatumu: taking action and advocating for equality
Through action and change for equality The role of women in the fisheries sector cannot be further emphasized as they are key actors and players in forging connections between fishers and the market. While a fisherman’s role may mainly involve...
We found our voice: Pate Island community’s journey in marine conservation
For Pate Island community members celebrating the first octopus fishery closures in Kenya, local fishery management has meant much more than just improving catches
Toudani: inspiring a connection with land, ocean and culture
Women in Fisheries 2: an interview with Nurmayanti of FORKANI
From research to relationships
Women in Fisheries 1: an interview with Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley, founder of Yayasan LINI
A better life, together
Locally led marine management inspiring hope for the future in Comoros
Using fisheries monitoring as a tool for empowering women in Timor-Leste
Community-based monitoring groups in Timor-Leste are collecting fisheries data and raising women's voices in discussions about marine resource management.
Belioness: empowering women and helping the reef, one lionfish at a time
Mindy Cruz had to stop going to school when she was 12, making it difficult for her to find fulfilling work, but now she is the Chairwoman of Belioness – a group of Belizean women who make jewellery from the...
Inspiring change: Comorian fisherwomen visit Zanzibar to learn about resource management
A learning exchange in Zanzibar has encouraged Comorian fisherwomen to form an association and organise a temporary fishery closure.
A woman in a man’s world: how the MIHARI Network coordinator is getting women’s voices heard
The National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, is a pioneering voice for women’s rights in Madagascar’s male-dominated fisheries sector.
Realising our potential: scholars in profile – E-louise
E-louise was one of the first students to be supported by a Blue Ventures scholarship when they first began in 2007, and she’s now an intern within our education programme!
Collaborating to save seagrass: communities in Timor-Leste embrace a new opportunity for conservation
A community-based seagrass monitoring programme has been established to empower the residents of Ataúro Island to protect one of their most vital marine ecosystems.
Ten years of providing communities with the freedom to choose
Our Medical Director reflects on ten years of integrating community health services into local marine management efforts in Madagascar.