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Photo: Deisimara Moraes/Women in Fishing Project


With focus on the need to identify, describe and contextualize the living conditions of fisherwomen and the conflicts associated with being a woman in that line of work, the initiative “Women in Fishing: Map of Socio-environmental Conflicts in the Municipalities of the Northern Rio Coast and Lowlands” aims to map the challenges facing the region’s fisherwomen. The study region spans São Francisco de Itabapoana, Campos dos Goytacazes, São João da Barra, Macaé, Quissamã, Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo.

The mapping will include a scientific and technical survey, descriptive characterization, geo-referenced cartography and uploading of the data and information onto the internet. An analytical synthesis will also be conducted on the identified cases.

The quantitative data indicating conflicts will be validated by field research during a second phase, at the end of which the most representative cases will be selected for deeper study in the form of audiovisual interviews to complement the mapping.  A thematic database will also be created to package the data obtained.


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