Women for Water Partnership: 10 years of women making a difference
Jun 19th, 2014 |
19.06.2014. Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), a longstanding member of EWP, is celebrating its 10th anniversary! WfWP empowers and positions women as agents of change in their communities, countries and regions.
The active and meaningful engagement of women in the provision, management and safeguarding of water is known to increase water efficiency and the sustainability of interventions. WfWP consists of 25 women’s civil society networks with subsidiaries in approximately 100 countries. The membership ranges from rural women, academia, women water professionals and businesswomen to service organizations and special interest groups.
Since its establishment in 2004, WfWP has consistently raised the profile of women in the water sector, both in their professional capacity and as major interest group in society. WfWP has contributed to the global agenda setting on the human right to water and sanitation, gender mainstreaming and water resources management.
WfWP’s work is far from completed.
It is still of great importance to position women in sustainable development as agents of change to enable universal access to water for all uses, sanitation included. Leading up to the post-2015 development agenda, WfWP uses its convening power to promote the human right to water and sanitation, and gender equality long after the millennium development goals have perished.
For more information: www.womenforwater.org