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Catalyzing Women’s Leadership to Advance WASH Adoption

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, “Catalyzing Women’s Leadership to Advance WASH Adoption” shared the context of how women as agents of change can help promote water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in communities touched by the apparel industry. 

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Women + Water WaterAid Fact Sheet

Access to safe water and sanitation is essential for community health and well-being. In India, 163 million people lack access to improved water sources and 210 million lack access to improved sanitation. Over the next five years, this number is expected to increase as India faces a growing water and sanitation crisis. The Indian apparel industry–as one of the most intensive users of water–is a key player in ensuring sustainable access and stewardship of this precious resource.

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Women + Water Water.org Fact Sheet

Access to safe water and sanitation is essential for community health and well-being. In India, 163 million people lack access to improved water sources and 210 million lack access to improved sanitation. Over the next five years, this number is expected to increase as India finds itself in the midst of a growing water and sanitation crisis. The Indian apparel industry - as one of the most intensive users of water – is a critical player in ensuring sustainable access and stewardship of this critical resource.

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Women + Water CARE Fact Sheet

Spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Gap Inc., a global apparel retailer that sources products from about 800 facilities in 30 countries, the Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) is a public-private partnership. The alliance aims to improve the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel value chain.

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Women + Water ISC Fact Sheet

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. India is in the midst of a growing water crisis exacerbated by mismanagement and unsustainable use of water and the Indian apparel industry — one of the largest and most intensive users of water — has a critical role to play as a steward for this resource.

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Women + Water Alliance March 2019 Newsletter

We are pleased to share that on February 1, we officially kicked off Year 3 of the USAID Gap Inc. Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance)! And we’re happy to share a few highlights from the recent 3rd annual All Partners Workshop in Delhi, India that took place February 5-6. Here are a few highlights from our gathering:

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Women + Water Alliance August 2018 Newsletter

Women + Water Newsletter August 2018

This summer, on the ground programming officially kicked off, led by our implementing partners CARE, Institute for Sustainable Communities and Water.org, in Madhya Pradesh, India. Please find exciting highlights of this work below.