Water for Women celebrates International Women's Day | 8th March 

8th March, 2019 - Australia Water Partner's for Development mark International Women's Day

Water is critical to human survival. However, globally, 2.1 billion people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, communities and workplaces struggle to survive, let alone thrive.

Inadequate access to water affects everyone's health and wellbeing, but the burden of this lack of access falls more heavily on women, due to their roles in bearing children and more often being the primary caregivers in the family (for children, elderly relatives and/or PWD). Water scarcity and water-borne diseases can hit women and girls the hardest because of these reproductive and domestic roles.

We asked our partners so share some updates to celebrate #IWD2019

PNG Woman carrying water and a bilum along a dirt road
PNG Woman surveying residents with an electronic device
Smiling Fijian woman
Group of happy women and children in Vietnam

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