From childbirth to education to domestic responsibilities to dignity and safety, access to water and sanitation affect women and girls more than men and boys. This report details recommendations for policy and global practice that will empower women and water-related projects.
- WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s collective action, networks, and associations are important to sustain social life.
- Civil society females or male and female groups are identified as most instrumental in starting community WASH initiatives.
- Membership in a global network gives local and national organizations a voice for collective lobbying, advocating, and influencing policies on a global stage that would otherwise never hear them.
- Multifaceted approaches that link infrastructure, education,
- and policy increase project success.
- Global networks must be sensitive to challenges and have the courage to learn from mistakes, continue to grow, and remain transparent and accountable, especially as the world transitions to sustainable development and universal access to WASH services.