35 Women from the Western, Eastern, Northern Cape and Kwazulu gathered yesterday in Paternoster for the Gender Workshop organised by Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa.

The Gender workshop is a three day event that will take a look at Ocean Grabbing, its effects on the livelihoods of Small-scale fishers and how women play a role to obtain food security and sustainable livelihoods for their communities.

With the objective of creating awareness around Ocean Grabbing and its direct impact on women and communities – the workshop will assist these women to take a look at solutions, alternative livelihoods and programmes of actions that can be implemented within their communities.

The programme will be concluded on Friday 21 November to mark World Fisheries Day. Delegates will gather in Langebaan to plant a tree that signifies the strength and unity of small-scale fishers around the world.

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