Women + Water Alliance

Women+Water is a Global Development Alliance between USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) and Gap Inc. that is committed to improving and sustaining the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India.

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Women + Water Alliance Objectives

 

Women Water Alliance Objectives

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Results

Impact Graphic

Impact Graphic

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Partners

Check out the Women + Water Alliance Program Strategy Map

IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

USAID Logo

USAID and Gap Inc. draw on their complementary strengths to ensure the sustained and scalable impact of WASH programming and advancement of women in India.

Gap Inc Logo

As a prime partner, Gap Inc. works with USAID to share information, collaborate and build partnerships across and beyond the apparel sector to further the impact and extend the reach of the Alliance.

CARE Logo

CARE advances women’s self-efficacy and agency through Gap Inc.’s life-skills training program, P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement).

Water Aid Logo

WaterAid accelerates women's access to sustained WASH services by strengthening community drinking water management.

Water.org Logo

Water.org accelerates women’s access to sustainable WASH services through affordable financing.

ISC Logo

ISC aggregates stakeholders to improve water stewardship practices in the apparel industry in India.

EVALUATION PARTNERS

I4DI Logo

I4DI is the evaluation partner and supports the W+W Alliance by evaluating the program as a whole based on the program strategy map. This is done through baseline, midline and end line evaluation.

ICRW Logo

ICRW is the evaluation partner to conduct a longitudinal study on the P.A.C.E. component of the W+W Alliance; to evaluate WASH behavior change adoption and impact.

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Resources

Infographic: Findings of a Baseline Study on the State of Water and Women's Empowerment in Maharashtra, India Findings of a Baseline Study on the State of Water and Women's Empowerment in Maharashtra, India
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USAID and Gap Inc. launched the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) in 2017 to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India. This infographic highlights some of the key…
One-third of surveyed women in Maharashtra express concerns with the stressful nature of sourcing water. Photo credit: WaterAid/ Altaf Ahmad The State of Women and Water in Cotton Growing Communities in India
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Achieving gender equity in India is predicated on addressing the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of females in the country. Predominantly tasked with the responsibility to manage household water and sanitation, women face immense…
Document thumbnail Building CLA foundations for USAID Gap Inc. Partnership: Women + Water Alliance
Case Studies

In 2017, Gap Inc. and USAID launched the Women + Water Global Development Alliance to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry. The initial program and monitoring, evaluation, research,…
Gap Inc. and USAID led a panel discussion on August 28, 2019, at World Water Week with implementing partners from the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance)—WaterAid, Water.org, CARE India, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Photo credit: Gap Inc. Catalyzing Women’s Leadership to Advance WASH Adoption
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In late August, the Women + Water Alliance came together at the Stockholm International Water Institute’s World Water Week to emphasize the important role women play in helping alleviate the global water crisis.   Their session titled, “…
document thumb Women + Water Alliance September 2019 Newsletter
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The Women + Water Alliance Newsletter for September 2019 discussing progress over the last quarter for the Gap Inc. and USAID Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance). This newsletter includes the W+W Alliance’s representation at SIWI’s World Water…

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Blog

Check out blogs by or about the Women + Water Alliance

One-third of surveyed women in Maharashtra express concerns with the stressful nature of sourcing water. Photo credit: WaterAid/ Altaf Ahmad The State of Women and Water in Cotton Growing Communities in India
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Achieving gender equity in India is predicated on addressing the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of females in the country. Predominantly tasked with the responsibility to manage household water and sanitation, women face immense…
Gap Inc. and USAID led a panel discussion on August 28, 2019, at World Water Week with implementing partners from the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance)—WaterAid, Water.org, CARE India, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Photo credit: Gap Inc. Catalyzing Women’s Leadership to Advance WASH Adoption
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In late August, the Women + Water Alliance came together at the Stockholm International Water Institute’s World Water Week to emphasize the important role women play in helping alleviate the global water crisis.   Their session titled, “…
A baseline study in Madhya Pradesh, India, found that the majority of respondents travel off premises for water and that can take an average of 11.7 hours of their time every week. Photo credit: GAP Inc. The State of Women and WASH in Textile Manufacturing Communities in India
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Addressing the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of females is one of the key priorities for achieving gender equity. Women and girls often have the primary responsibility for managing household water and sanitation—a burden that…
ISC Logo Identifying Indian Textile Water Best Practices with the Women + Water Alliance
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Access to clean water is essential for community health and well-being, yet in India more than half the population faces high to extremely high water stress.[1]India is in the midst of a growing water crisis exacerbated by mismanagement and…
The Women and Water Alliance catalyzes the power of women for WASH adoption. Photo credit: Gap Inc. Prioritizing Women’s Role in Advancing Water and Sanitation
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The month of March marked both World Water Day 2019 and Women’s History Month in the United States. This was a time for USAID and Gap Inc.’s Women and Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) to reflect on progress made and the role that the private sector…

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Countries

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Contact Us

Una Hrnjak Una_Hrnjak@gap.com

Ella Lazarte elazarte@usaid.gov

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