Rural women in fishing communities: CIRDAP's action programme

An examination is made of the activities of the research project "Rural women in fishing communities" in Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. The project sought to develop a model of participatory data collection onwomen's role and activities in fishing communities as a basis for planning, monitoring and evaluation and also to help women improve their living and working conditions by establishing pilot action projects to provide inputs and services to help meet their basic needs. Reference is made to the findings of a consultation carried out in 1988, which recommended that government policies and programmes explicitly recognize the specific needs of rural women in fishing communities, which are listed.


Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (1989)
NAGA 12 (2): 10-12