Gender and Decision-making in Arctic Fisheries

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: social sciences, employment, commercial fisheries, decision making, aboriginal women, social equity

Principal Investigator: Kafarowski, Joanna (1)
Licence Number: 13593
Organization: Canadian Circumpolar Institute
Licensed Year(s): 2004
Issued: Apr 16, 2004
Project Team: Leesee Pap

Objective(s): The goal of the initiative is to document and analyze Inuit women's roles in Arctic fisheries in order to promote and support their participation in decision-making processes in this sector. This initiative seeks to identify and remove barriers to Inuit women's full participation in Arctic fisheries. The specific objectives are: 1) to document the distribution of Inuit women in decision-making processes in Arctic fisheries; 2) to document Inuit women's contributions to Arctic fisheries and identify barriers to a more significant participation in all aspects of the industry; and 3) to develop a strategic action plan to mobilize Inuit women and to increase Inuit women's access to and participation in decision making processes related to Arctic fisheries. The results of this project will promote gender equality in decision-making processes of the marine sector throughout the Arctic region; develop tools and strategies that can be used to encourage participatory values and practices and promote cooperation on issues relating to women's participation in fisheries.