The importance of gender equality, in particular for the effective conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources is increasingly being recognized. However, there is very little data and research on these issues, and a concerted action towards gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is still needed in all ocean-related sectors to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5.
This year, the theme for World Oceans Day is “Gender and the Ocean”, an opportunity to explore the gender dimension of humankind’s relationship with the ocean.
Gender equality is the equal valuing by society of both the similarities and the differences between women and men and the different roles they play.
The 2019 edition of World Oceans Day will strive to build greater ocean and gender literacy and discover possible ways to promote gender equality in ocean-related activities such as marine scientific research, fisheries, labour at sea, migration by sea and human trafficking, policy-making and management.
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Oceánicas: pioneras de la oceanografía. Lea más
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I Conférence Internationale des Femmes Dans la Pêche : "Conclusions dossier: interventions et points importants". Lire plus
#WomenInPower Call for Action to achieve full equality for women. Read more
Gender Mainstreaming in the Management of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems (UN Environment report). Read more
Women in Ocean Science for Marine World Heritage
title Denisse Fiero (Galapagos Islands, Ecuador)
A collaboration between UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (http://ioc.unesco.org) and the World Heritage Centre's Marine Programme (http://whc.unesco.org/en/marine-programme)