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Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020

HP-News_MHMDay 28,  5, 1.8 billion, 2.3 billion...  Why are these numbers important today?
28 th is today, Menstrual Hygiene Day. 28 is also the number of days for an average menstrual cycle.  5 is the fifth month of the year, May - and 5  is the average number of bleeding days each month.  1.8 billion – the estimated number of menstruating women, girls and gender non-binary people in the world and  2.3 billion – the number of people...

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Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2020

WfW-COVID-19-News-headerNow, more than ever, the importance of inclusive, accessible and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is clear.
As the first line of defence against COVID-19, as a key first response when natural disaster strikes, and always in maintaining healthy and resilient communities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold around the world, it has been fantastic to see the commitment and adaptability of our Water for Women partner organisations to respond to the needs...

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Posted Sunday, March 22, 2020

HP-News_WWD-SNVThe Australian Government’s Water for Women Fund is pleased to announce its Innovation and Impact Grants that will see up to AUD$1.2 million awarded to projects and innovations that support climate resilience and gender and socially inclusive aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in Asian and Pacific communities. Announced today on the globally celebrated World Water Day to draw attention to the critical importance of water – a most precious...
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Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020

HP-News_IWDToday, and every day, Water for Women celebrates women.
Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive and in the face of increasing risk from climate change, gender equality is also crucial in building community resilience and combatting climate change.
International Women’s Day (#IWD2020) provides an opportunity to highlight the importance and the value of empowering women through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects, which can help...

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Posted Friday, March 06, 2020

200228-WfW-at-AAC2020The Water for Women Fund was fortunate to have the opportunity to facilitate an Inclusive WASH session at this year’s Australasian Aid Conference held in Canberra 17-19 February.
This was a collaborative effort, showcasing the fantastic work being undertaken by Fund partners in inclusive WASH, which involved the Fund Coordinator team and the following Fund partners: International Water Management Institute (IWMI); Plan International Australia; Edge Effect, SNV Netherlands;...

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