This issue sheet offers a broad overview of how women's work, health and well-being is impacted by water issues, primarily in Africa and Asia. It concludes with a summary of women taking the issue into their own hands.
"In Africa and Asia women are generally responsible for collecting water for their families. On average, in rural Africa, women spend 26% of their time collecting water, which often means having to walk five miles or more to the nearest water source.
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