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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.

Intl Campaign Day

#BeBoldforChange: International Women's Day 2017

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme --- #BeBoldforChange --- aims to spur action toward "a more inclusive, gender equal world," according to the campaign's organizers. 

Intl Campaign Day

International Women's Day 2018: #TimeIsNow

Throughout the month of March, and especially International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, USAID will celebrate its contributions to advance gender equality and women's empowerment around the world. The theme for 2018 is “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”.

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.

Toolkit

Water Security Assessment - SWP Toolkit #2

Water Security Assessment is the second in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP).  It provides a brief introduction to water security, as well as a detailed walkthrough of SWP’s five-step Water Security Improvement (WSI) process. The approach and focus of a water security assessment process is informed and guided by the WSI space; it can be as exhaustive, specific, or rapid as necessary, depending on stakeholder priorities and the water-related risks they want to address.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Gender and WASH

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

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.