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The blue economy is an ocean of opportunity to advance gender equality


© Duc Vien

Around the world, women are excessively affected by climate change, by market fluctuations, or shocks like the pandemic, which has put millions of jobs at risk.

Gender equality matters: For women and men, in and out of the workforce.

For girls and boys, about to explore their potential.

For governments and the private sector, hoping for economic recovery.

Women’s rights are human rights, and governments and businesses need to ensure their equal representation.Not only is this a just cause, but economies grow when women prosper – and when women are economically empowered, the gender gap narrows. Advancing gender equality could add an estimated 13 trillion dollars to global GDP in 2030. So, how can the blue economy help advance gender equality? SDG 14, Life Below Water, is essential for a blue economy, but also directly impacts the status of women by advancing SDG 5, and, in fact, many other SDGs – poverty, hunger, education, health and climate change.Women make up most of the workforce in coastal and maritime tourism and fisheries, the main blue economy sectors. Yet they are in the lowest-paid, lowest status and least protected jobs.In small island developing States, tourism accounts for 30 to […]

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