Ocean Healers

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Healers of our Ocean: Asia-Pacific women leading ocean action to achieve SDG14

How can we learn from them?

Monday, 5 June 2017, 15:00 – 16:30

Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York, NY


Women at all levels contribute to ocean leadership, management and use, conservation and science. 

We hope to inspire more Asia-Pacific women to become marine specialists by celebrating women’s successes in ocean leadership. We want to generate action to support women in marine leadership and management by identifying gaps or barriers, and solutions, focusing on women and girls in the developing world. We seek commitment to include women in integrated ocean management planning, using best-practice strategies in acknowledgement of diverse and unique cultures.

What can you do?

  • Build gender inclusivity and equality into your work in the Asia-Pacific region during project planning and community development
  • Invest in basic science, engineering, technology and mathematics education for girls and women in the developing Asia-Pacific region
  • Support the inclusion of women and minorities in social, professional and political roles at all levels
  • Listen to the voices of Asia-Pacific women to understand their values and needs. You can start with the profiles here.

Media guide available here.

Revised Pacific Platform For Action on Advancement of Women and Gender Equality 2005 – 2015
Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit
Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration (see annex)

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