Taking a Look at Gender Inequality

625 WordsFeb 4, 20183 Pages
Both women and men are consumers, exploiters and managers of natural resources. In rural areas, it is common that women are the managers of natural resources such as forest, water and land. Women live in rural area are often less educated, and do not have as stable job. Therefore, they are usually housewives. But these women are the main power of rural micro-economic activities. According to the lecture notes, Women play important role in such communities because their traditions and knowledge bring them in closer with these natural resources, and they need to harvest , collect, process and grow those natural resources especially in agricultural for their families to survive. In places that suffer from desertification, issues related to water management and conservation is extremely important. Concerns of influences especially on provision of clean water are increasing. Women play roles as collectors and users of water in desertification areas. They get to decide where to collect water, how to draw, transport and store it, how much water to draw, how many sources of water to exploit and for what purposes. These types of activities put them as the center of their family. In fishery, women engage in a wide range of activities in the fishery industry. Situations vary individually, however, women participant in fishing as a worker to do some pre or post activities including seafood processing or some women even play as the main fisher. Let us talk about in those specific areas
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