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Launch

Launch of the Women + Water Alliance

Please join Gap Inc. and USAID for a reception on World Water Day to mark the launch of their new partnership, the Women + Water Alliance, which aims to achieve transformational change across the apparel value chain, leading to improved advancement outcomes for women in communities touched by the apparel industry.

The Women + Water Alliance is USAID’s first water sector initiative to focus on women as change agents to improve water and sanitation services.

Advocacy Day

International Women's Day 2018

Throughout the month of March, and especially on International Women’s Day (March 8), USAID will celebrate iits contributions to advance gender equality and women's empowerment around the world.

Women’s empowerment is a core USAID development objective that is fundamental for the realization of human rights, and key to fulfilling the Administrator’s vision for USAID development outcomes.

Webinar

Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity

Women in Asia play a central role in environmental management, yet their work in the sector is often unpaid or underpaid.

This webinar from USAID Urban discussed:

  • Key constraints for women’s empowerment and job creation in the solid waste management sector.
  • What models work and how do we know they work. What metrics are NGO’s and donors using to measure the empowerment of women in the solid waste management sector.
  • How can grant-making under the USAID-funded Municipal Waste Recycling Program empower women in the sector.

 

Water Currents

Water Currents: Gender and WASH

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by lack of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Their needs differ from men in terms of sanitation, they spend more of their time collecting water, yet they have less say about household and community decisions made on WASH services. Similarly, women throughout the developing world face different barriers than men in terms of their involvement in WASH-related professions, such as utility management.

Blog

Taboo Subject in the Spotlight at Annual Water and Health Conference

I hurried into the meeting room, reassuring myself that most participants also had not made the 7 a.m. start time for the session. I was wrong. The room was almost full, and I had a challenging time even finding a seat. On the main screen, a representative of the Philippines Ministry of Health was enthusiastically presenting via videoconference. Throughout her presentation, questions popped up on another large screen submitted by participants listening online.

Event

USAID at 2017 UNC Water and Health Conference

The Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will take place October 16–20 at the University of North Carolina ­(UNC)-Chapel Hill. The 8th annual event, organized by The UNC Water Institute, has grown to become one of the most important domestic gatherings of academics, policymakers, and development practitioners in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector.