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CWVS participates in Gender and Fisheries Conference in Thailand

The Center for West Visayan Studies (CWVS) of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) participated in the Gender and Fisheries (GAF) 7 Conference held at the Asian Institute of Technology in Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand on October 18-21, 2018.

CWVS University Research Associates Darlene Joy Calzado and Sashah Dioso had poster and oral presentations. Calzado presented a paper in behalf of their group composed of her, CWVS Director Prof. Jorge Ebay, Prof. Josephine Firmase, Aprille Danilly Guintibano, and Lovella Mae Magluyan. Their paper is entitled, “Promoting Financial Literacy Among Women in Island Fishing Communities through Comsca: The Case of Higantes islands, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines.”Dioso co-authored with Prof. Elmer Jover of the Division of Social Sciences the paper entitled, “The Teaching of Local Taboos in Pandan, Antique and its Implications to Coastal Resource Management.” The poster entitled, “Roles of Women in Promoting Safety of Children in Small Islands: The Case of Teach DRR in Carles, Iloilo Philippines” which Calzado co-authored together with Prof. Ebay, Prof. Firmase and Magluyan, was presented by Magluyan. Dioso presented his poster entitled, “From River to Table: Roles of Women in Sustaining an Indigenous Food Production in a Traditional Riverine Community.”

Aside from CWVS, faculty members from the different colleges of UP Visayas also presented their papers.

The conference, which was attended by scholars, researchers, and experts from all over the world, endeavored to explore the expanding horizons of gender dimensions in aquaculture and fisheries. (Source: CWVS)

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