Putting People First

spc pacific community women in fisheries information bulletin

The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme applies a gender, social inclusion lens and human rights-based approach across all of its programming. In response to SDG 10, PEUMP’s implementing partners are trained to act sensitively, identify opportunities to tackle poverty reduction, ensure an inclusive and fair share of benefits that leave no one behind, while supporting countries on the ground to strengthen the social dimension of their work. This is achieved through increased national gender and fisheries analysis, training at regional/national/communal levels, capacity building of key stakeholders, awareness activities, collection of sex-disaggregated data or targeted support of specific fisheries sectors that bear the potential of benefiting all for a prosperous and inclusive blue economy in the Pacific that puts people first.  

PEUMP is working towards SDG5 in the fisheries context by ensuring that sex-disaggregated data is collected across the programme, promoting women in marine science and research, empowering more women to participate in coastal fisheries management decision-making and creating more equal and decent employment opportunities in the tuna industry. 

More gender and fisheries analysis is being conducted to inform policy and programming while also highlighting women’s roles towards food security along the food supply chains. 

PEUMP has contributed to several articles on gender, social inclusion and human rights and these can be found here:


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