This study demonstrates the central role of women in preserving local cultural handicrafts as a home-based industry and the role of government bodies and stake holders in preserving these cultural handicrafts. The study focuses on five villages located in four regencies on the island of Java. Data collection was obtained through interviews and questionnaires. Over the course of one month data was collected from 258 craftswomen and managers as respondents. The results show the importance of the roles occupied by women within local handicraft industries. These women are often viewed as subordinate to their male counterparts, yet these women are expected to shoulder multiple burdens and roles, both work-related and domestic. The conclusions of this study indicate that both central and local Governments are not providing adequate support to meet the needs of these women.
|Journal of International Women's Studies
|Published - Dec 2022
- Female empowerment
- Home-based industry