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Global Call to Empower Women by Providing Access to Clean and Safe Water and Adequate Sanitation: The Women and Water for Global

My name is Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie, I am a Cameroonian Geologist and Gender Ambassador of the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) the Netherlands. I am also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Women International Coalition Organisation (WICO) International, Topical Curator of the Global Water Sustainability Forum (GWSF) of Pulse wire and a member of several global water organisation including the Global Water Partnership (GWP) the Freshwater Action Network (FAN) etc. For my 16 years experience of working in the field of water and sanitation, I say women must have access to resources such as water so they can be empowered to fight poverty, social justice and other ills against women: “We must reaffirm our commitment not only to the delivery of water, sanitation and forestry services, but to ensuring that we mainstream gender to ensure that women can also benefit from the development opportunities that arise when we provide such services.”
I am calling on all women worldwide to join the Women and Water for Global Development Program, this initiative aims to promote, assist, honour and celebrate the hard work of women, and to highlight the participation of professional and community-based women, and the key role women play in poverty eradication, social justice, education and sustainable development.
There is a need to align the institutional reform within our national and continental programs and women’s capacity must be built to play an active and important role to ensure that women and their families’ worldwide have access to clean/safe water and adequate sanitation. This would allow women not only to have water but also the representation on the relevant water structures and institutions.

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Rosemary, thank you for this post! You have such great experience and are doing such fantastic work. I'm curious to know how women around the world can join the Women and Water for Global Development Program. Is there a website that you know of or some other way to get involved? What can else can we do to support water sanitation?

Corine Milano, Assistant Editor

--"We will surely get to our destination if we join hands."
Aung San Suu Kyi --

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Thanks

We have started the Women and Water for Development Ambassadors Program.
I shall also be doing a series of presentations across the world. I shall be in San Francisco, April 20-22, 2008.

They can also check our website www.wicohome.org.
I hope that is okay.

Please ypu can add any links or information you deem necessary.
regards,
Rosemary

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Responding to Your Call

Thank you so much for bringing us this call to action, Rosemary! I am honored to help you promote your important initiative both here on PulseWire and in the upcoming edition of our e-magazine.

Like Cori, I'm eager to know more about how we can get involved with the Women and Water for Global Development program? What do you need to turn your dreams into reality?

Please do let us know!

Maria Jett, Online Community Manager

(*Although I am part of the World Pulse team, the opinions I express are my own.)

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We can all play a part

Hi Maria,

I shall welcome any initiative to help us push this further.
I shall be organising a series of talks in the US and UK starting with the ECOCity Summit in San Francisco, 20-22 April 2008.

I shall also be working towards including this as a session for the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul Turkey, March. 2009.

Please I welcome any suggestions and support.
regards,
Rosemary

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Website down?

Rosemary,

Greetings! I went to WICO's site and noticed that it seems to be down. Not sure if this is a one-time or ongoing issue, so thought I would check-in. If it's ongoing, maybe you could post for tech support?

Jennifer Ruwart, Chief Operating Officer, World Pulse
(Although I am part of the World Pulse team, the opinions I express on PulseWire are my own.)

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Here is the information

Global Call
Global Call to Empower Women by Providing Access to Clean and Safe Water and Adequate Sanitation: The Women and Water for Global Development Program.

My name is Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie, I am a Cameroonian Geologist and Gender Ambassador of the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) the Netherlands. I am also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Women International Coalition Organisation (WICO) International, Topical Curator of the Global Water Sustainability Forum (GWSF) of Pulse wire and a member of several global water organisation including the Global Water Partnership (GWP) the Freshwater Action Network (FAN) etc. For my 16 years experience of working in the field of water and sanitation, I say women must have access to resources such as water so they can be empowered to fight poverty, social justice and other ills against women: “We must reaffirm our commitment not only to the delivery of water, sanitation and forestry services, but to ensuring that we mainstream gender to ensure that women can also benefit from the development opportunities that arise when we provide such services.”

I am calling on all women worldwide to join the Women and Water for Global Development Program, this initiative aims to promote, assist, honour and celebrate the hard work of women, and to highlight the participation of professional and community-based women, and the key role women play in poverty eradication, social justice, education and sustainable development.

There is a need to align the institutional reform within our national and continental programs and women’s capacity must be built to play an active and important role to ensure that women and their families’ worldwide have access to clean/safe water and adequate sanitation. This would allow women not only to have water but also the representation on the relevant water structures and institutions.
VOLUNTEER REQUEST

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR WOMEN AND WATER FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (WWGD) PROGRAM VOLUNTEER REQUEST

Please answer as fully as possible using as much space as necessary (tables below are expandable). Thank you.

A. Contact Information

Organisation

Contact person’s name

Address for Correspondence

Phone

Fax

E-mail

Website

B. Brief about the organisation

Please describe your main areas of work, being as specific as possible (eg. spring protection, household hygiene promotion, tree nursery, etc).

Please give details of the locations in which you operate (eg urban, rural).

How many employees does your organisation have, and how many volunteers?

Do have any past experiences with foreign volunteers?

Who are the main beneficiaries of your work?

Please outline your achievements to date.

C. About the Project on which the volunteer will work

Title of the project:

If possible, please provide a log frame for the project.

Please give a brief description about the location where the project is to be conducted.

What is the language spoken in the area?

When are the start and end dates of the project?

When are the start and end dates of the project?

In which month would you like the volunteer to arrive?

For how long would you like a volunteer? WWGD PROGRAM volunteers usually work for 6 to 9 months, but alternatives can be discussed.

Number of volunteers required for the project.

Please specify the tasks, roles and responsibilities for each volunteer and quantify what you want them to achieve.

Please specify any specific skills and trainings required.

Please provide weekly expenditure estimates for the volunteer in the location of work, for :

i. Accommodation

ii. Food

iii. Transport

What kind of support would be provided to the volunteer during the period of stay in your organisation, for:

a. Accommodation

b. Computers and project equipment

c. Office space and stationary

d. Transport

e. Telephone

f. Internet

g. Any financial assistance

h. Other

Any other comments or suggestions

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