#wwweek Talk Brief: Gender, Water, and Food Security

Empowerment Measurement Meinsen-Dick

The second event I tuned to was the Concrete Actions: Advancing the Integration of Gender, Water, Food Security talk. The theme of this seminar was exciting because I had previously grappled with developing a tool for measuring gender equality and empowerment in water and sanitation. And as Hon. Bigombe so eloquently said, “If you want […]

10 Facts on Women and Water

Anna Lakshmi and Water Tap

Women and children fetch the majority of water for household uses in rural areas. Often this keeps them from attending school or working at a job. The average distance that women and children walk for water in Africa and Asia is six kilometers (3.7 miles). Women carry heavy loads of water (about 20 liters) on […]

‘Women Need Water Rights, Not Just Technologies’ by Masum Momaya

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Just finished an interesting article examining roles and limitations of technology for solving problems in water access, planning, and management for women around the world. “In poor communities, technologies are often touted as panaceas for poverty. For women in productive and reproductive roles, technologies, such as those for fetching and storing water, can make daily […]

Gandhian Thoughts on Gender, Water, and Sanitation

An eight-hour overnight train journey leaves me waking up just before arrival to Dindigul Junction as the engine rumbles to a stop. For my final field visit in South India, I have come to Gandhigram Trust to see how their recent water and sanitation interventions, funded by Arghyam, have affected women and men in rural […]

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