Equitable Access to Water for Women

30 Mar 2018

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This paper examines women’s role as primary water collectors, assesses the barriers that prevent women from easily accessing water, and outlines how CRIDF can work to eliminate or reduce these barriers. The paper examines the reasons behind inequitable access to water and how this impacts on the health, education and economic standing of women. Research shows that when women are involved in making decisions about water and participate in water user committees, water infrastructure tends to be more effective and generate more revenue. Women are also more likely to reinvest the proceeds of water infrastructure in community development.