Empowering Women's Economy by Improving Environment Skills in a Fisherman Community in Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta
- 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.33How to use a DOI?
- empowerment, environment, resources, agency, achievement, social network
Research on the role of government and corporations in womens economic empowerment have often been conducted, but the role of women agents in community-based economic empowerment rarely becomes the subject of research. This paper will cover this gap, that is, the role of women in empowering community-based economy by using environmental approach in fishing community, which is mostly living in poverty. Data was collected through qualitative method. The empowerment theory of Nayla Kabeer was used to analyze the findings of this study. Kabeer theoretically states that the success of an empowerment can be measured by how an empowerment can drive social change. For Kabeer, there are three dimensions of success of the empowerment, which are, resources, agency and achievement. The findings of this study indicate that women have had a significant role in economic development in fishing communities since the emerging of the local government's policy on tourism in the Thousand Island in 2000. The implementation of tourism policies in Pramuka Island, for example, have implicated on a variety of environmental problems such as arid land, increasing the quantity of trash, lack of opened-green space, and reduced access to clean water. These conditions have inspired some women to initiate some activities to encourage environmental awareness, such as socializing the environmental preservation, improving skill of recycle processing, making biophory, planting mangrove trees, etc. These women have succeed not only in emerging environment awareness, but also in encouraging women economic independence. Women, who used to work as housewives now become workers who contribute to the familys prosperity. Theoretically, this finding supports Kabeers theory of three dimensions of empowerment, but this study also found that social networks have a significant role in the success of an empowerment. Meanwhile this latter aspect escaped from Kabeers attention.
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TY - CONF AU - Ida Rosyidah PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Empowering Women's Economy by Improving Environment Skills in a Fisherman Community in Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 153 EP - 160 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.33 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.33 ID - Rosyidah2017/11 ER -