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dc.contributor.advisor Barsoum, Ghada El-Azzazy, Mona 2019-02-11T14:27:38Z 2019-02-11T22:00:12Z Spring 2019 en_US 2019-02-11
dc.description.abstract This exploratory research contributes to the documentation of the daily experiences of Egyptian women fish street vendors. The study explores the current situation of and prospects women fish vendors including daily constraints and potential for improvements. It informs about development interventions to improve their livelihoods; and finally, the hurdles and opportunities to optimize the benefits of interventions in a fishermen village in Fayoum governorate, Upper Egypt. Women face harassment and violence, the burden of performing paid and unpaid work, lack of access to credit, and the role of cultural norms in limiting women continuity in the business. This qualitative research attempts to narrow the literature gap identified in the studies of women street vendors in the Middle East and North Africa region, especially in the domain of fish vending in peri-urban and rural areas. The study findings demonstrate that saving groups have granted women entrepreneurs in the street vending business a great access to capital necessary to expand business and improve their livelihoods. The study concludes to the recommendation to continue investigating this important topic to inform policies that address women fish street vendors’ constraints and enhance the wellbeing of people working in this sector. In this study, recommendations aim to improve the working conditions of food street vendors especially in fish business. Recognizing the work of women fish street vendors by official authorities is important, promoting social networking solutions is essential, encouraging women fish street vendors to lobbying allows them to gain more rights. All these recommendations would benefit vendors, their wider communities, and the national economy. en_US
dc.format.extent 112 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject fish vending, street vending, women empowerment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Street vending challenges and opportunities: the case of women fish vendors in Fayoum en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Public Administration en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abdel-halim, Khaled
dc.contributor.committeeMember Murphy, Seamus

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