“One in every two seafood workers is a woman, yet women are over-represented in lowest paid and lowest valued positions, and very few at leadership positions… Women are essential contributors to this important food industry, but they remain invisible, including to policy makers. There is a need to increase awareness about their role in this industry and to recognize the value they bring.”
To this end, the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry has launched a new edition of its annual video contest to highlight the stories of women in the Seafood industry and the challenges they face in this industry.
The contest also aims to cast light on positive initiatives such as the ones you will find in this link, featuring dozens of inspiring videos showcasing the valuable contributions of women in the blue economy worldwide!
The deadline for submitting your short film (less than 4 minutes) has been extended to November 15. Videos must be in English or include English subtitles.
This year, the organizers have also included a special Prize for a video depicting the experiences of seafood women in face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will hit women in this industry hard. You can read on the importance of using a gender lens to analyse COVID-19 impacts on the seafood industry here.
To submit a video, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit: https://womeninseafood.org/what-we-do/video-competition/
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.