LOCAL DIALOGUE: WOMEN IN SMALL SCALE FISHERIES IN MUARA GADING MAS VILLAGE

Mitra Bentala
Mitra Bentala • 17 July 2022
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LOCAL DIALOGUE: WOMEN IN SMALL SCALE FISHERIES IN MUARA GADING MAS VILLAGE

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Women are an integral part of small-scale fisheries. Often the voices of women are not heard in a community so they form groups to improve their bargaining position. This also initiated the formation of Poklahsar (Processing and Marketing Group) in Muara Gading Mas Village, Labuhan Maringgai District, Kab. East Lampung.

Poklahsar Dapur Bondol Cantik is a women's group consisting of fishermen's wives in Muara Gading Mas Village. The local dialogue was held at the house of the group leader with the theme Women and Gender in Small-Scale Fisheries. Through the dialogue, women fishermen share stories about how women help their husbands who work as fishermen, such as releasing crabs and fish from nets, making nets, selling their husband's catch, and preparing their husband's fishing supplies.

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Ms. Yuli as the leader of the women's fisherman group (Poklahsar Dapur Bondol Cantik)

The group treasurer, Teh Yuli, said that the challenge faced by women fishermen today is that their role in the fisheries sector is still not appreciated. All activities to help husbands are still considered as normal things that women do in coastal and marine areas.

Processing and Marketers Group (Poklahsar), indirectly, is a forum for women fishermen to participate more in the field of fisheries. The group's goal is to process the catch into various processed products. It is hoped that stakeholders can pay more attention to women through capacity building activities, such as financial training, processing of catches, and marketing.

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discussion between members at a women's group meeting

 

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activities of members of the women's fisherman group, apart from household activities but also take part in cleaning fishing nets

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