sanitation

Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters

Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in the governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention to date in both the research and practice literature, yet action is happening on the ground. Women play key roles in generating change in the way water is used, shared, and allocated, from local to transnational levels and in spite of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks that provide little space for their participation in planning and decision- making.

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This report we analyzes how men and women in rural areas are differently affected by, and adopt different coping strategies to, climate variability and shocks, and we offer recommendations to redress the balance.

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Liberia Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

This Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) for Liberia was prepared based on the desk review of key reports, publications and websites, surveys and interviews, incountry meetings, stakeholder consultation and research, among others. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to all participants for their advice, involvement and commitment to the process, and to their institutions for supporting their participation.

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Egypt Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

Climate change will affect all countries in all parts of the world, but the impacts of climate change will be differently distributed amongst regions, generations, age classes, income groups, occupations and genders. The poor, the majority of whom are women living in developing countries, will be most disproportionately negatively affected. Because climate change affects women and men differently, a gender perspective – firmly rooted in the principle of gender equality – is essential when considering policy development, decisionmaking, and in the development and implementation of strategies concerning mitigation and adaptation.

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Briefing Note 4 – Social and Psychological Impact of Limited Access to Sanitation: The link between MHM and reproductive tract infections, and between WASH practices and pregnancy SHARE / WSSCC Research briefing notes – Impact of Inadequate Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh The SHARE […]

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Briefing Note 2 – Sanitation Vulnerabilities: Womens stresses and struggles for violence-free sanitation SHARE / WSSCC Research briefing notes – Impact of Inadequate Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh The SHARE Research Consortium and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) formed a research […]

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This publication is part of WHO’s Health and Human Rights publication series. It outlines the scope and content of the legal definition of the human right to water, examines the various communities affected by the right to water, and explores a human rights-based approach to water. This publication notes that women often suffer most from a lack of access to water and sanitation. 

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These are the recommendations for action proposed by the Women’s Caucus of the Third World Water Forum in 2003. Recommendations include recognizing water as a human right, water and sanitation institutions implementing a gender equity policy, ensuring women’s access to land and water, and others. The final report from the Forum is also available in this resource library, and can be found at http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/forum/kyoto-2003/. 

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