The Role of Gender in Waste Management: Gender Perspectives on Waste in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

Year of Publication

2019

This resource presents findings from original research and surveys around gender and waste management in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Source:

GA Circular

Author(s):

Sumangali Krishnan

Amita Backer

Geography:

India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Gender

This resource presents findings from original research and surveys around gender and waste management in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. The surveys focused on four sectors: formal/informal waste collectors, junk-shops, pre-processors, and consumers. For each of the focus countries, data and information is presented around the current waste collection process along with the role of women in the waste sector - presenting data comparisons in areas of employment, earnings, equipment and differing challenges faced in the value chain by men and women. The report concludes with recommendations for supporting women in the value chain along with a summary of key stakeholder to engage in each of the countries.

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