Pemberdayaan Istri Nelayan Di Kulon Progo DIY

30 July 2012 | admin
Project At Glance
Country Indonesia
Region Kulon Progo
Name of Client Ministry of Social Welfare, Republic of Indonesia
Address Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 3, Jakarta Pusat
Duration of Assignment 3 bulan
Start Date August, 2002
Completion Date November, 2002
Prinsipal Investigator Dr. Sukamdi, M.Sc.
Principal Investigator (Not on the list)
Research Team Dra. Wini Tamtiari, M.Si., Dr. Umi Listyaningsih, M.Si.
Research Team (not on the list)
Profiles of Professional Staff Provided by The Center Social Demography Specialist, Public Administration Specialist, Sociologist

A lot of studies show that fishermen generally live in poverty. Since the occurrence of economic crisis and since the implementation of decentralization, fishermen’s domestic life has been worse. Their income continuously decreases, so that, in Indonesia they are identified as the poorest among the poor. In other words, fishermen tend to survive under the culture of poverty so they tend to be skeptical and submissive. Women (fishermen’s wives) are the ones who have to bear the heaviest burden in running domestic activities. This is due to the fact that they are responsible for managing their family life in terms of financial aspects. Thus, studies and practices of women empowerment are urgently required to improve fishermen’s life quality. The problems lie on the uncertainty of their needs to improve their life quality (especially in Kulon Progo coastal areas).
One of the activities carried out is creating a training program, which goal to empower the fishermen’s wives. In addition to this program, it is important to conduct a study on their problem identification and need assessment. Based on the need assessment study give the information regarding, 1) the characteristics of fishermen’s life and their potentials; 2) the external environment, which influence their lives. Furthermore, the above description is being used to propose a model of empowerment in accordance with the characteristics of the society and the condition of local environment. It is expected that this model will be useful not only for the training participants, but also for other groups who cannot have the opportunity to join the empowerment program.

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