Putting women at the centre of addressing water scarcity within their local communities. Through practical training, women will be enabled to lead planning, decision-making, and governance of safe water and sanitation services, thus ensuring their suitability for women & girls & fair access for all.
Globally, 1 in 4 people don’t have access to safe drinking water. Women & girls are disproportionately affected & without safely managed water, sanitation & hygiene, are more vulnerable to abuse & ill-health, affecting their ability to study, work and live in dignity. When water sources are depleted or polluted, men often migrate for work, increasing pressure on women to provide water at home. During periods of water scarcity, women are often the first to cut down on food and water consumption.
From 18 years’ of working with communities to achieve water security, Frank Water understands the importance of women participating in the design & implementation of water & sanitation solutions, so that services respond to their needs. Through training women & developing their knowledge of hydrology, nature-based solutions, & hygiene, our programmes inspire them to take leading roles within their communities to advocate for access to safe, sufficient water to meet household & livelihood needs.