Water for Women

More and more communities around the world are forced to survive with limited or no access to clean water, and the burden of collecting water usually falls on the shoulders of women and girls. It’s estimated that globally they spend 200 million hours every single day simply collecting water for themselves and their families - time that could be spent in education, working and earning, with their family, or contributing to the community

Recognizing the inter-linkages between water, gender equality and poverty eradication, as well as the timing of the post-2015 development agenda, WaterAid, Oxfam, Unilever through its hand dishwashing brand Sunlight and NextDrop got together to explore the roles that water can play in improving women's lives. In the resulting report (see below), WaterAid shows the impact of poor water access on each stage of a woman’s life; Oxfam presents the connection between water, gender equality and empowerment; Sunlight highlights the role of brands in contributing to development issues; and NextDrop looks at the opportunity for technology in unlocking women’s time.

Every woman counts. Every second counts. Let’s make 2015 a year of change!

Document  Water For Women.pdf