Guide to World Water Day

Water for Life
Water vital natural resource and a human right, and the right and access to clean, safe water is intrinsically linked to gender equality.  From the miles & hours women and girls spend collecting water– the implications this has on their health, education and economic opportunity– to the threat of climate change on water resources affecting all aspects of women’s and men’s lives, it is clear that water is a human rights and women’s rights issue.

We must use World Water Day to call attention to this precious resource and ask ourselves some important questions: What if you didn’t have access to safe water for your family? What could you do with 6 hours a day? What actions are we taking to make water accessible to all?

On World Water Day, WEDO reminds you to protect this vital natural resource and work towards a world which promotes and protects the human right to water.

Get the Facts
(2011) WEDO on “Women and the Right to Water“- UN Human Rights Council
(2011) WEDO Recognizes World Water Day 2011
(2009) Climate Change Connections
(2006) Women’s Caucus Declaration: 4th World Water Forum
(2005) Women’s Major Group Statement on Access to Basic Water Services
(2003) Diverting the Flow
(2003) Untapped Connections
(1998) Women Transform the Mainstream

Take Action
Tweet: Access and control over safe, clean water is woman’s human right http://tiny.cc/myhhbw @WEDO_worldwide #worldwaterday

Walk for Water: Find out about events taking place around the globe: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/

Donate your voice: Visit waterday.org, to donate your status updates on Twitter or Facebook for a week (21-26 March). It’s so easy to do, and will help spread the urgent water and sanitation message far and wide across the web! Once you’ve connected your Facebook or Twitter account, it will send just one message a day for one week - so don’t worry, it won’t take over!

Show Your Support: Use one of our Facebook Cover photos to raise awareness! [Right click to Save Image]

 

March 22nd- World Water Day

Get involved with some fantastic organizations working on water issues:

Blue Planet Project: http://www.blueplanetproject.net/
Care: http://www.care.org
charity: water: http://www.charitywater.org/
Clearwater Initiative: http://www.clearwaterinitiative.org/
Gender and Water Alliance: http://www.genderandwater.org/
Global Water: www.globalwater.org
Global Women’s Water Initiative: http://africanwomenandwater.org/
The Millennium Water Alliance: http://www.mwawater.org/
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): http://www.siwi.org/
UN Water: http://www.unwater.org/
UNESCO-Ihe Institute For Water Education: http://www.unesco-ihe.org/
UNICEF – WASH: http://www.unicef.org/wash/
water.org: http://water.org/learn-about-the-water-crisis/women/
Wateraid: http://www.wateraid.org/
Water For People: http://www.waterforpeople.org/
World Water Council: http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/
Water Supply And Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC): http://www.wsscc.org/
Women For Water Partnership: http://www.womenforwater.org/openbaar/index.php