UN Environment Assembly adopts resolution “Addressing water pollution to protect and restore water-related ecosystems”
November 19th, 2017
World Toilet Day
This year World Toilet Day focuses on waste water, continuing the theme of World Water Day. Inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, this annual event is an important day on the calendar of Women for Water and its members. Women are disproportionally affected by this worldwide issue of inadequate sanitation facilities. 1 billion still defecate in the open. Full story
November 10th, 2017
COP23: #Climate is Water!
The majority of national climate plans with an adaptation component which have been submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement prioritize action on water, yet financing would need to triple to meet such targets. This was a key message of the international water community during the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference. Full story
October 24th, 2017
Empowerment of rural women and girls
WfWP has co-signed calls of its members Soroptimist International and IFBPW to put empowerment of rural women and girls on the CSW62 Agenda: "For the empowerment of rural women and girls to be realised through sustainable development, there needs to be more than a superficial commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals".