Social capital had an important role in sustainable tourism development. It can be influenced by demographic characteristics. One of the most important demographic characteristics is gender. The study aimed to
analyse the link between gender and social capital in community based tourism. The research was conducted in
Kampung Tajur in Purwakarta, West Java, Indonesia. Social capital focused on subjective norms and network.
Those aspects of social capital could build long-term good
relationships among local communities and between local
communities and third parties. The study involved 78 respondents. They’re chosen by convenience sampling and
the data was analysed by descriptive method. The results
showed that most of females had subjective norms and network. It implied that female had the essential role to establish subjective norms and network as the aspect of social
capital. The implication of the study that female should be
involved to establish social capital in community based
Keywords : Gender, Social Capital, Subjective Norms, Network, Community Based Tourism.