Gender and the Ocean
Our ocean is inclusive. No matter who we are or how we self-identify, we are all connected to the ocean. The ocean is gender neutral but gender still comes into play – and the representation is far from equal.
World Oceans Day 2019
World Oceans Day 2019 explored the gender dimensions of humankind’s relationship with the oceans. In an effort to build greater ocean and gender literacy and discover possible avenues to promote gender equality – with the aim of reinforcing the sustainable governance of the oceans –the events provided an opportunity to discover through first-hand accounts the various dimensions of gender and the ocean; discuss the gender dimensions of oceans-related activities such as, inter alia, marine scientific research, fisheries, labour at sea, migration by sea and human trafficking, policy-making and management; share views on ways forward in making progress on the various dimensions of gender and the ocean; and provide opportunities for interaction, expression and discovery – celebration.