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

Ocean Conservancy commissioned GA Circular (formerly Gone Adventurin) to conduct a gender assessment of women's roles in the waste collection industries in India, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. The assessment found that women participate both individually and alongside men (as a family unit) in the waste sector. Despite women typically holding more informal roles in the waste sector than men, overall wormen's earning were not significantly different that their male counterparts in the countries studied. While there are some similarities across countries, factors unique to each country necessitate a range of interventions designed to best support female workers in this sector.