Gender Analysis – Coastal Villages of Keti Bunder, Sindh


This study explored gender patterns in coastal and marine resources management to improve understanding about the state of women and men in environmental decision making and the structural challenges preventing equitable opportunities for men and women in relation to the coastal, marine and fisheries sectors. 

The study covered 12 countries (South East Asia group – Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines; South Asia group – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Sri Lanka). It explored the national policy conditions that support gender equality in environment and natural resource management, as well as local realities and norms influencing men’s and women’s engagement in community and local decision making regarding environment and natural resource management.

This study was designed to conduct a broad gender analysis of the area, looking into the existing gender issues and structures, livelihoods, and opportunities for improvement mechanisms, and women’s involvement in the existing governance of natural resources in Keti Bundar and Kharo Chan, in District Thatta in Sindh, including gender specific roles related to the fisheries sector.