Women can collaborate, assert their rights and upgrade their capacity, if necessary with funding and support for education, advocacy and legal resources. Men’s and male-led organizations can become allies in enhancing women’s autonomy over their lives and livelihoods.


Women are rarely organised to advocate for their rights. Collectively, women need to organize, collaborate and assert their rights along the catch-to-consumer pathway, challenging the status quo and claiming gender equality, changing laws when necessary.


Specific actions: Make challenging the status quo a requirement of any project or action. Fund and support education and resources such as advocacy and legal assistance to women’s organizations. Find ways to gain the support of men as allies and male-led organizations as collaborators in enhancing women’s control over their own lives and livelihoods.