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Adaptation starts with me

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2020

We all need water to survive, as do all the systems we rely on: sanitation, healthcare, education, agriculture, business and industry.

Around the world, extreme weather events are impacting water security. Water plays a fundamental role in healthy communities and families, and water security is intrinsically linked to a changing climate. Gender equality is also essential for economies and communities to thrive, which is becoming increasingly urgent in the face of increasing risk...

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In the age of increased climate insecurity, we must listen to the voices of the marginalised

Posted Monday, March 16, 2020

Grandma Ne, that’s what people call her.


Her real name is Kornelia, she is 68 years old and living by herself in Wae Codi Village, Manggarai district, Indonesia. Grandma Ne has a physical disability affecting one of her hands, but she doesn’t let this prevent her from doing her daily activities and weaving, she can’t.


Things are not easy for Grandma Ne, but she is determined and driven, and continues to thrive with the modest resources she has.



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Share, care and get aware: transformation starts when we challenge norms

Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In Pakistan, women-inclusive WASH Jirgas (IWJs) are ensuring that women are finally part of the decision-making process about their WASH needs and proving valuable mobilisers within their communities.


“Before becoming part of the women IWJ, we used to think someone else will do the needful – we kept passing on the responsibility,” says Laila* Bibi. “Now we know that sweeping just our own houses is not enough, as keeping the entire village clean is...


Water for Women celebrates IWD

Posted Monday, March 02, 2020

If women see other women taking the lead then they will have the courage to speak 


Ms Winnie Sagiu is a Water Leader. Winnie was engaged by WaterAid to be part of their Water for Women project in early 2018 and has been deeply involved in many aspects of the project since then. Winnie is shining example of the value of women’s contribution to WASH delivery and beyond, her leadership and community engagement skills, knowledge on WASH and government systems, and...


"I feel like a free bird now"

Posted Sunday, March 01, 2020

Indoors for 28 years, Shewly is now passionate advocate for people with disabilities  


“I feel like a free bird now and can go anywhere I like. I enjoy children and families in my neighbourhood.” 


Born with deformities, Shewly was confined to her home for 28 years. Confined to a small space in a rural village in Bangladesh, she was unable to move due to her legs being dysfunctional. She had always wanted to go to school but her situation...


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