‘Invisible’ fisher women of Bangladesh raise their voice

Kate Bevitt -

Fisher Women Congress, Bangladesh. 2016.
Fisher Women Congress, Bangladesh. 2016.

In Bangladesh, fishing has long been seen as ‘men’s work’. It’s a social perception that ignores the vital contribution of women to fisheries—30 percent of women in rural and coastal areas are directly or indirectly engaged in small-scale fisheries—and whose increased involvement in fisheries management could lead to increased household well-being.