Support women and girls by taking the Walk in Her Shoes challenge. Water and sanitation - CARE Australia. History - CARE Australia. Water, Sanitation and Gender. The Terminology (Adapted from SUSANA-WG12 2009) Gender identifies the social relationships between women and men.
In these, power differences play a major role. Gender is socially constructed; gender relations are contextually specific and often change in response to altering circumstances (MOSER 1993). Class, age, race, ethnicity, culture, religion and urban/rural contexts are also important underlying factors of gender relations. Gender equality is the equal visibility, opportunities and participation of women and men in all spheres of public and private life; often guided by a vision of human rights, which incorporates acceptance of equal and inalienable rights of women and men.
The access to clean water and basic sanitation has been declared a basic human right and it is essential for achieving gender equality, sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Gender, Water and Sanitation (Adapted from SUSANA-WG12 2009; WECF 2007; GWA 2006 and UN WATER 2006) Women and girls - CARE Australia. Collecting water is often a colossal waste of time for women and girls – UNICEF. 29 August 2016 – UNICEF said the 200 million hours women and girls spend every day collecting water is a colossal waste of their valuable time.
As World Water Week gets underway in Stockholm and experts gather to try to improve the world’s access to water, the UN children’s agency stressed that the opportunity cost of lack of access to water disproportionately falls on women. “Just imagine: 200 million hours is 8.3 million days, or over 22,800 years,” said UNICEF’s global head of water, sanitation and hygiene Sanjay Wijesekera. “It would be as if a woman started with her empty bucket in the Stone Age and didn’t arrive home with water until 2016. Think how much the world has advanced in that time. Think how much women could have achieved in that time.”
“When water is not on premises and needs to be collected, it’s our women and girls who are mostly paying with their time and lost opportunities,” he added. For more information please contact: About Unicef. Building Power And Water Infrastructure Capability In South Africa. Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has identified opportunities for the South African city of Durban to increase its use of renewable energy, while at the same time driving down water infrastructure operating costs.
Entura received a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international non-profit organisation, to identify opportunities to install mini-hydro (100kW to 1MW) on existing water supply infrastructure. The opportunities identified would enable generation of energy from renewable sources without the need for large and costly new infrastructure. REEEP’s mission is to accelerate markets for clean energy in developing countries and emerging markets, and provided €148 000 in funding for the project to help ignite potential markets for mini-hydro in medium-sized cities.
“The potential for mini-hydro to transform the energy mix in many cities is considerable. “Durban City Council has a vision of becoming a green city. Ends. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - UNICEF. Factors related to water, sanitation and hygiene affect children’s right to education in many ways.
In an atmosphere of poor health, children are unable to fulfil their education potential. For example, 400 million school-aged children a year are infected by intestinal worms, which, research shows, sap their learning abilities. UNICEF and its partners focus resources on improving the health of school-aged children, highlighting the need for hygiene promotion, lifeskills development and water, sanitation and hand-washing facilities in schools. The importance of schools Schools partly determine children's health and well-being by providing a healthy or unhealthy environment. Schools can also be a key factor for initiating change by helping to develop useful lifeskills on health and hygiene. Putting girls first Household chores, such as fetching water, keep many girls out of school. Providing water closer to homes increases girls’ free time and boosts their school attendance. The World Bank.