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UNEP Champions of the Earth Award 2016

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is currently inviting applications from individuals and organizations worldwide for its 2016 Champions of the Earth Award.  The 2016 Award focuses on sustainability of natural resources poverty, health, food and agriculture, water and sanitation, human settlements, energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, oceans, and terrestrial ecosystems. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016. More information



March 30th, 2016
CSW60: Progress on SDGs not possible without gender equality

Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) sent a strong delegation to CSW60, which took place from 14-24 March in New York, to ensure the commission would emphasize the importance of combining SDG5 (gender equality) and SDG6 ( access to water). The conclusions are now published.

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March 22nd, 2016
World Water Day: Give women a voice and listen to them

The theme of World Water Day 2016 is Water and Jobs. WfWP not only wants women to be in water bodies and their heads counted, but it is even more important that those women raise their voices, and that they are being listened to.

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March 15th, 2016
2015 put Women and Water solid on the Global Agenda

Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) can look back with pride at the milestones achieved in 2015.  

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March 8th, 2016
International Women’s Day 2016: Pledge for Parity in Safe Water for All

Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Pledge for Parity. What are favourable conditions to increase participation, how can they increase influence and what are bottlenecks we need to overcome?

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November 23rd, 2015
WfWP at the closing ceremony UNSGAB

The "UN High-Level Water and Sanitation Days 2015" took place in New York UN HQ November 18 - 20, 2015. UNSGAB released the report “The UNSGAB Journey”. WfWP SC member Lesha Witmer was present and took part in the panel.

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