Gender and the Oceans
On 14th June we had Raakhee Suryaprakash @10sunshinegal conduct a tweetchat on Gender and the Oceans
As per the latest FAO report, it was noticed that even though women form 50% of the workforce in fisheries the wage gap is high. The chat began by asking the audience how this gap can be bridged. The audience raised suggestions like improving the networking system, training and innovation, sharing practices like self-help groups, women’s collectives, etc. The next topic of discussion was about the kind of income-supplementing schemes that can be introduced to improve the life of women working in the fisheries sector. The audience gave examples like value added projects such as food trucks selling fried sea food which was introduced by the fisheries department in Tamil Nadu. The next question was about what could be done to encourage and increase the number of women in science. The audience suggested measures like increasing the number of competitions, scholarships and awards, improving quality of education, providing employment opportunities and creating a platform for showcasing women role models who have achieved excellence in fields of science. The chat ended by asking the audience about how women in positions of power can improve the conditions of women in fields related to ocean.
A tweetchat by Raakhee!