Gender participation in fisheries management of Lake Victoria, Kenya
Lwenya, C. A
Abila, Richard O.
Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Nairobi (Kenya)
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Gender plays an important role in the artisanal fisheries, therefore it critical for both men and women to participate fisheries management. This paper analyzes gender responses to introduced or enhanced fisheries regulations and constraints to compliance so as to facilitate gender participation in the management of Lake Victoria in Kenya. Both primary and secondary data have been used. Results indicated that in Lake Victoria, there is a clear-cut division of labor differentiated by gender, which is culturally defined. Men and women respond to management measures differently due to differentiated roles and space they operate in. Poverty emerged as a constraint to both men and women but affecting the women much more due to lack of economic and status empowerment. Fishers have organized themselves into groups that act collectively. These organizations are crucial in the establishment of co-management for Lake Victoria. The study observed that women’s effective and meaningful participatio.....
JournalProceedings of the 11th World Lakes Conference - Volume 2
Spatial CoverageKenya, Victoria L.
Conference Name11th World Lakes Conference
Conference PlaceNairobi (Kenya)
CitationOdada, Eric & Olago, Daniel O. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 11th World Lakes Conference: vol. 2. p. 266-272
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