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.
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 Week and engagement with key stakeholders in the WASH and water stewardship space. This year’s World Water Week focused on “Water for Society: Including All," a theme closely aligned with the mission of the W+W Alliance.
Read on for more details.
South Sudan has long had some of the world’s lowest development and health indicators. Less than 30 percent of South Sudanese primary school-aged children are actually in school. Maternal mortality rates are the fifth highest in the world, at 789 deaths per 100,000 live births. Then in 2013, civil war broke out, making the environment for development that much more difficult.
This infographic visualizes the path that women take when they participate in P.A.C.E.
The Women + Water Alliance (W+W Alliance) is a five-year partnership between Gap Inc. and USAID to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities in India touched by the apparel industry. The W+W Alliance prepared these slides for a panel session on August 28 at the 2019 World Water Week conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
In the last decades, the awareness on the reasons why gender should be particularly mainstreamed in the water realm rapidly grew. Investing in gender mainstreaming in water programs is fundamental and now well justified, because it represents a step forward towards the realization of the SDGs and of the 2030 agenda. This is particularly true and even more challenging in the case of transboundary water bodies, which require cooperation and collaboration among the various authorities in charge of waters across the national borders, based on mutual trust and on transparency.
Nidhi Dubey, Field Coordinator in Madhya Pradesh, India explains how the Women + Water Alliance is leveraging women’s leadership to catalyze adoption or water and sanitation services in their family’s lives and communities.
Learn more: www.globalwaters.org/Women-Water-Alliance
USAID and Gap Inc. aim to draw upon their complementary strengths to improve the health and wellbeing of women, families, and communities in countries of shared interest, starting in India. Learn more about the Women + Water Alliance, and how every partner makes a unique contribution.