International Journal of Science Research and TechnologyISSN(p): | ISSN(e):2454-3853
Gender Roles in The Textile Industry of Apayao
RONALD O. OCAMPO
Journal Title:Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences
This study was conducted to examine the
dynamics of the community, farms and households, in order to
understand the role of men and women in the textile industry.
Specifically, it is intended to : determine the activities of men
and women in the textile industry; determine the time spent by
men and women allotted to their daily tasks; analyze the role of
men and women in the textile industry. The descriptive method
of research was used with the gender analysis tool kit as main
data gathering tool. Purposive sampling was done inn selecting
the respondents of the study which involves 30 respondents.
Results showed that women are heavily involved in textile
related activities especially weaving but also share the
responsibility. Men assist in the production of textile products.
Men devote of their time in their primary source of incomefarming.
Based on the above findings, women play a great role
in the textile industry. They are the key players for they are the
one involved in most of the textile related activities
particularly weaving. Men also share responsibility in the
textile industry by assisting the women perform their work. In
the light of the findings, the following are forwarded as
recommendation: conduct seminar/ training on gender
sensitivity among couples; conduct trainings on fiber
processing especially banana and abaca and other abundant
fibers in Apayao to both men and women; similar research
should be conducted to other commodity looking at the
contribution of both men and women in the industry.