Why Gender Division of Labor (Activities Profile) in fisheries are needed

Because fisheries in part are talking about fishing, therefore a lack of women’s roles in fisheries; therefore, the need to analyze the Gender Division of Labor in fisheries to see who are the main important in each fisheries value chain for engaging the right stakeholder to involve in fisheries management intervention and value the contribution of women and men. 

Gender Division of Labor (Activities Profile)

Identifying roles, responsibilities, experiences, knowledge, skills, problems, needs, and interests of women and men, including boys, girls, and elderly

What type of work in the Gender Division of Labor (Activities Profile)

There are three types of work, which include the roles to be observed.

  1. Productive Activities
  2. Reproductive
  3. Community work

The critical questions for the analysis of the Gender Division of Labor

Is who does what, when, and where?

  “Who” refers to men, women, boys, girls, and elders.

  “When” refers to the time and duration of the activities performed.

  “Where” refers to the location of the performance of the activities, home, market, sea, shore, landing site, and so forth. 


  • It allows us to expose whole activities under the fisheries process, fishing household, and community activity, which is shown that work that unpaid was done by women and youth, for example, housework, taking care of disparity, elderly and children, including community work
  • It helps us to detect the difference between the sexual division of labor entails for men and women, and it helps us to identify problems and needs of women, men, youth, and elderly
  • It highlights the linkages and mutual dependence on each other between the work of women and men in the fishing household. Moreover, it identifies the work of women and men for adjustments to the volume of daily work to assist each other in family and social