Women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection. They spend up to 6 hours each day collecting water.In Africa and Asia, women and children walk an average of 3.7 miles a day just to collect water. Women and girls living without a toilet spend 266 million hours each day finding a place to go. Globally, one third of all schools lack access to safe water and sanitation, causing girls to drop out. Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. These are just a few of many available hard facts illustrating how extremely important specific and dedicated attention to the link between water and women is.

​​In September 2015 UN Member States adopted the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), determining their agendas and policies over the next 15 years. Women for Water Partnership advocates the importance of linking implementing SDG 5 – achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls, with implementation of SDG 6 – ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. ​WfWP’s vision is a water secure world in which women are heard and empowered to exercise their full potential to achieve equitable and sustainable development. WfWP’s mission is to position women as active leaders, experts, partners and agents of change to realise access to safe water for all – including gender responsive sanitation – for all use; thus contributing to all SDG’s, especially goal 5 & 6.Visit website »

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