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Women and Water for Developement programme

Women and Water for Development Program
Women and Water for Development Program(WWDP) Africa

Concept Note

Theme: Water and Sanitation for Women in Africa: The Role of Parliamentarians..

How can Parliamentarians Contribute?

Today almost half of the world’s women still have no adequate water and sanitation at home or within their communities. Shortage, indignity, sickness, drudgery, deprivation- this is their water world. Women suffer the most from these deficiencies. Working for and with women, Parliamentarians can engage everyday to change this. Delivering water and sanitation reliably changes a woman’s world.

Providing women access to vital water and sanitation

People need water everyday. Without affordable and reliable water supply and effective sanitation, basic human rights are infringes. More than 1.6 million children under the age of 5 die every year simply because the water they drink is not safe. 1.2 billion People worldwide (300million) in Africa have no access to clean and safe drinking water supply. That is one person in 6 worldwide. Even more than this -2.6 billion people (313 million in Africa) –do not have proper sanitation. Who does this mainly affect? Women and children. Women are the first to suffer from unsafe water and lack of toilets and sewers. The Women and Water for Development Programme (WWDP) Africa aim at improving access to water and improving sanitation conditions that would benefit women across Africa.

As decision makers within the community/grassroots level, Parliamentarians could become leaders to help deliver clean and safe water and adequate sanitation for women across Africa.

The project would therefore look at the following areas:

· What is the Impact on Women and Girls

· Women play a major role in managing water

· How Parliamentarians can change women’s lives.

· Decreasing infant mortality

· Connecting poor people to water networks

· Sanitation improves women’s lives

· Capacity building for women and water.

· The way forward.

Prepared by;

Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie

Geologist/Gender Ambassador

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Women International Coalition Organization (WICO) International

Topical Curator

Global Water Sustainability Forum (GWSF), password: voices.


Water Voices from Around the World


Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Water Voices

Hi Rosemary! How are you!? Are you still in London? I officially returned to work last week and am working from home so I can take care of Jonah at the same time. Wish me luck!

Thank you for sharing information about The Women and Water for Development Programme. Is there a way for us to get involved or support this project? Also, as a side note... I noticed that the link to Water Voices is at the bottom of your post, so I wanted to highlight it in case anyone missed it. What an amazing and powerful group of contributors!

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

mboneenie's picture

I would appreciate your support

Hi Jennifer,
I am happy to hear you. Do you poor intenet connection i cannot do alot in Africa. But now that i am in the Uk I shall try to make some updates.

OKay I want the Wmen and Water for Development Programme to help women across the world especially iun developing copuntries have acces to clean and safe wqater and adequate sanitation.

Please if there is any help you can give I shallbe very grateful. I shall be making a presentation in San Francisco, April 20-22 at the Ecocity Summit about the issues of Women asnd Water for Developmedntg in Africa.

I hope this would also generate some interest too.

i hope to hear from you.


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