Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Law, Economics and Governance, IWLEG 2022, 27 July 2022, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

A Critical Study of Gender Equality in Women in the Coastal Area (Case Study of Women Salt Farmers in Brebes Regency)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-7-2022.2326269,
        author={Dyah  Wijaningsih and Ani  Purwanti and Suteki  Suteki and Abdul  Djalil and Muh. Afif Mahfud},
        title={A Critical Study of Gender Equality in Women in the Coastal Area (Case Study of Women Salt Farmers in Brebes Regency)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Law, Economics and Governance, IWLEG 2022, 27 July 2022, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IWLEG},
        year={2023},
        month={1},
        keywords={women salt farmers gender equality},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-7-2022.2326269}
    }
    
  • Dyah Wijaningsih
    Ani Purwanti
    Suteki Suteki
    Abdul Djalil
    Muh. Afif Mahfud
    Year: 2023
    A Critical Study of Gender Equality in Women in the Coastal Area (Case Study of Women Salt Farmers in Brebes Regency)
    IWLEG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-7-2022.2326269
Dyah Wijaningsih1,*, Ani Purwanti1, Suteki Suteki1, Abdul Djalil1, Muh. Afif Mahfud1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: dyah.wijaningsih@gmail.com

Abstract

Gender inequality is vulnerable in poor communities, including coastal areas. Women should not experience discrimination, domination, and exploitation in their jobs and making decisions. This study aims to determine gender equality in women salt farmers in Brebes Regency. This empirical research conceptualized law as behavior, using primary and secondary data, and analyzed using an interactive model. The results of this study indicate that women have a significant role in making boiled salt to contribute to supporting the family economy. In addition, women are also empowered in terms of access to resources. However, women have not been empowered regarding participation and control in decision-making. Participation has not been fulfilled because women have been involved in decision-making but are still subordinate. This causes women not to have control over decision-making because their husbands dominate them. To solve the problem, it is recommended that the Brebes Regency government take steps and policies that are gender-responsive for women salt farmers.