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Posted Friday, March 22, 2019

190322_WWD19 Bangkok, Thailand - Water is critical to human survival and the foundation for sustainable development. In order for the world to achieve SDG 6 – safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all by 2030, we must work together, collaborate and learn from each other and we must ensure that no one is left behind in achieving this goal. This is the best and only way to ensure safe, accessible and sustainable water for the 2.1 billion people who are still living...
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Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019

190318-CCC_DayOne‘Did you know? Women and girls spend 200 million hours each and every day to collect water.  Time that could be spent at work, study, rest or play. We can change this.  We must change this.’ A message spoken yesterday by Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Allan McKinnon at the joint opening of two week-long events taking place in Bangkok this week.
Yesterday, Water for Women Fund partners joined together with other regional organisations including...

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Posted Friday, March 08, 2019

190308 IWD2019_WorldVisionCollecting and transporting water for domestic use forms a significant part of women's and girls' daily tasks (the global average is 2-3 hours per day for rural women/girls) and limits opportunities to access education and income, as well as rest and recreation. In 8 out of 10 households with water off-premises, women and girls are responsible for water collection.
From International Women's Day, 8 March, through to 22 March, World Water Day, the Department of Foreign Affairs...

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Posted Friday, November 30, 2018

HP-News_Don't underestimate meInternational Day of People with Disabilities is celebrated globally on 3 rd December. Water for Women is joining organisations around Australia and the world to call for an end to the attitudes and misconceptions that prevent people with disabilities, especially those in developing countries, from reaching their full potential.
‘More than 1 billion people around the world have a disability. Attitudes, misconceptions, and incorrect beliefs continue to be some of the...

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Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018

Onsite latrine construction in Kampong Cham_Thrive NetworksWorldwide, 4.5 billion people live without access to safely managed sanitation services – in other words, a toilet connected to a sewer or pit or septic tank that treats human waste. November 19 is World Toilet Day and this year, Water for Women is celebrating everyone’s right to a safe and accessible toilet.
A lack of access to safe sanitation services may mean that the nearest toilet is a long and unsafe walk away; or that you have to wait all day, until late...

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