UN Water Conference Side-event: How to make the water action agenda gender transformative

Article: 27.02.23, Amsterdam

Simavi will organise the side-event “How to make the water action agenda gender transformative: connecting policy, practice, and research”, co-organised with the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment, African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), government of the Netherlands, Uganda Water and Sanitation Network (UWASNET), and Water Integrity Network (WIN).

Women and minority groups are still under-represented in all levels of decision-making about water despite the fact that they are key to managing water resources and to delivering sustainable and appropriate water services, with their unique knowledge, networks, and needs. How can we harness and address these different lived experiences of women towards a water secure world for all? How can we engage men as well as those with decision-making power in gender transformative change? This session will discuss in-depth solutions and lessons learned from policy, practice, and research perspectives, showcasing the interplay between gender, social inclusion, unequal power relations, and water and sanitation issues. Concrete recommendations for transformative WASH services will be suggested and discussed

When: Thursday 23 March, 18:30-19:45 (EST)
Where: UN Headquarters, room B.

Do you want to find out more about Simavi at the UN Water Conference? Have a look at our overview page. Or download the flyer for this site event. 

Questions? Please contact Brechje Oonk, advocacy officer

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