08 Mar '12, 7pm

Women, Water, and Climate Change: Recognizing the struggles of women and

This blog was co-written with Mona Avalos. Photo credit: Water.org Today is International Women’s Day – a day not only for celebrating the contributions made by women around the globe but also for highlighting some of the continued challenges and injustices they face. One major struggle which affects women disproportionately is lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities. In developing countries, women carry the lead role in the knowledge around quality, location, reliability and storage of local water resources. On average, women spend more time than men collecting, storing and protecting their water source which takes time away from their ability to learn and contribute in other ways. In just one day, 200 million work hours are consumed by women collecting water for their families – preventing many young girls from attending school or partici...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/eshope/women_water_and_...

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