Gender researchers highlight approaches to achieving equal opportunities
Gender transformative approaches (GTAs) are a WorldFish-pioneered innovation that has been in continuous development since 2012. Known as a set of ‘processes,’ they are used to tackle the root causes of gender inequalities, going beyond ‘business as usual’ to understand, challenge and, ultimately, change discriminatory norms and practices to allow women to have the same opportunities as men when achieving livelihood, income and food security in their household and community.
In a webinar hosted by FAO and the CGIAR GENDER Platform in February 2021, the panel made up of policymakers and researchers specializing in gender equality and food security focused on sharing their experiences generating evidence, creating methodological innovations and engaging in the capacity development of GTAs in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. It was pointed out that to achieve a wider impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment in food systems, there must be a deep understanding of the norms and power relations that drive gender disparities between men and women.