Women Integration in the Marine Sector Promotes Climate Resilience
Author : Afifat Khanam Ritika
30 Apr 2023

If we relate, a considerable share of the total population is women. According to the Bangladesh Population Clock (live), the country's current population's sex ratio is almost equal (male 50.6% and female 49.4%). In line with that, among the entire country's population, the marine fisheries sector is a critical component employing around 14 million people, according to the Department of Fisheries. It is also worth mentioning the sector generates over 3% of the country's GDP, contributing significantly to poverty reduction and food security. However, the participation of women in the sector is notably low, with only 1.5% of women engaged in fishing activities, compared to 98.5% of men.