Women and Resources Management
Women of fishing communities are an integral part of the fisheries. They often fish, glean and collect, particularly in inland, riverine and coastal and inshore areas, for household consumption and for sale. They use coasts and beaches to dry, process and sell fish and to mend nets. They depend on coastal resources and forests for water and fuelwood. Through their work and lived reality women often have an intimate knowledge of the ecology of the coast and the aquatic ecosystem, as well as the seasonal availability of fisheries and other coastal resources. It is not surprising, therefore, that in several countries women have taken the lead in drawing attention to coastal and aquatic resources degradation, demanding remedial action, as well as in initiatives for protecting resources. Several interventions by governments, NGOs and other organizations have supported women’s participation in coastal zone management and in conserving the environment. At another level, however, particuarly where the work on women in fisheries has not been well understood and recognized, conservation and management initiatives have alienated and marginalized women, affecting their livelihoods and very survival. These are the issues covered by the papers under this theme.
Di Ciommo, Regina C. and Alexandre Schiavetti. Women participation in the management of a Marine Protected Area in Brazil. Ocean & Coastal Management 62 (2012) 15e23. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.02.010
  • :Role of Women,Social Issues in MPAs,Women and Resources Management
  • :Brazil

Mehra, Rekham Margaret Alcott and Nilda S. Baling. 1993.. Women’s Participation in the Cogtong Bay Mangrove Management Project: A Case Study. International Center for Research on Women, Washington D.C. and WWF, Washington D.C.
  • :Women and Resources Management,Community based management
  • :Philippines

Ko, Jae-Young, Glenn A. Jones, Moon-Soo Heob, Young-Su Kang, Sang-Hyuck Kang. 2010. A fifty-year production and economic assessment of common property-based management of marine living common resources: A case study for the women divers communities i
  • :Women and Resources Management

Sultana, P., P.M. Thompson and M. Ahmed. 2002. Women-led Fisheries Management – A Case Study from Bangladesh..
  • :Women and Resources Management,Community based management
  • :Bangladesh

Aswani, Shankar and Pam Weiant. Scientific Evaluation in Women's Participatory Management: Monitoring Marine Marine Invertebrate Refugia in the Solomon Islands.
  • :Women and Resources Management
  • :Solomon Islands

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