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Gender is a constant driver on how a society constructs its roles, activities, and determines what behaviors are acceptable for men and women, which can create significant gaps in gender inequalities. These, in fact, can perpetuate systematic favoritism towards one gender and promote discrimination towards the other. Several case studies from various countries are presented in this Working Paper that focuses on how different principles have been applied successfully and highlights the approaches used to redress gender inequalities in the water and sanitation sector.
Meeting the global water shortage is becoming increasingly challenging for rural and urban populations. Finding this critical resource falls disproportionately on women – especially young girls as early as age 11. This brief film discusses the challenging and dangerous conditions that women, especially girls, face when looking for water in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Particular focus is paid to a group of women at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, the only free, all-girls high school in the region.
USAID Cambodia MSME Project Water Investment Strategy - 2 Minute Version
Hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America have seen dramatic impacts made by Water.org, and the organization's efforts to provide access to safe water and sanitation. Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, the non-profit works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions that translate into sustainable, long-term success. Its mission is to attract global attention to the world's number one health problem – unsafe and inadequate water supplies. By developing high quality, viable water projects and enabling donors to invest wisely, Water.org can continue its work to help fight this global epidemic – one community at a time.
Last updated: September 26, 2013