MAMOSA Report — These women fish with their bare hands. They don’t have scuba equipment or nets or fishing rods.
They work from dawn to dusk in rivers and canals while their husbands stay home. “It’s a difficult profession. We finish work with evening prayer,” Nadia Mehmoud, an Egyptian fisherwoman said to Aljazeera in a video released on International Women’s Day.
“We are required to do housework like any married woman and sometimes we feel like we’re not going to make it.”
They stay in water 5 to 8 hours every day.
“We learned this trade from our mothers.” They’re usually the breadwinners of their families and earn ~$5 a day for their hard work.
WATCH video on Aljazeera:
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— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) March 10, 2017