WATER IS A WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ISSUE

The Facts

Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water.1,2,3
Women and girls often spend up to 6 hours each day collecting water.5
Reductions in time spent collecting water have been found to increase school attendance .6, 7
Globally, 1/3 of all schools lack access to safe water and sanitation.1
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.1
160 million children suffer from stunting and chronic malnutrition linked to water and sanitation.1
Diarrhoea is the 3rd leading cause of child death, a majority of which are water- related.1
Involving women can make water projects 6 to 7 times more effective.5

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