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empowering women with with clean water

How Access to Clean Water Can Empower Women Around the World Empowering women in developing nations is critical to solving the water crisis. Each day women who lack access to safe water at home spend hours of their days trying to collect it. This is time that could be spent working or caring for their families. 

About three quarters of households in sub-Saharan Africa fetch water from a source away from their home and 50% to 85% of the time, women are responsible for this task. (UNESCO, 2016)

Providing women with opportunity in water management empowers them to make decisions that will help improve water and sanitation. "Embedding gender equity into policy at all levels will be crucial to achieving water and sanitation for all, which in turn will help advance many other parts of the SDG agenda, particularly education and work (UN-Water, 2018). Opportunities for Women and Water About 44 million pregnant women have sanitation-related hookworm infections that pose a considerable health burden in developing societies. (UNICEF).

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