Building Equal Opportunities in Fisheries: The Global Marine Commodities Project Gender Strategy
1 Feb, 2020
The GMC Project Gender Strategy has been designed in strict accordance with the guidelines of the UNDP and the GEF. The UNDP views gender equality as a human rights principle and as a stand-alone sustainable development objective. It is the basis of one of the key principles of the 2030 Agenda for Development: the concept of “leave no one behind”. For the GEF, gender relations between women and men and between girls and boys play a fundamental role in accessing environmental resources, and controlling those resources and the goods and services they provide. This strategy aims to ensure that women are provided equal opportunities and rights to participate in activities throughout fisheries value chains, and to access the benefits that the Project intends to generate.