Asia must confront the grim reality that 3 of the world’s top 5 most dangerous countries for women are in this region.
Investments are needed in basic infrastructure – rural roads, water supply and sanitation, electrification, safe affordable public transport systems, better lighting of streets and settlements. Making infrastructure work better for women is a critical step in the empowerment of women.
The only professional women many girls in rural Nepal see are health workers and teachers. It surprises many to meet women engineers such as Nisha Tripathee.
Gender, diversity and inclusion is not a woman thing. It is a human thing. We can all afford to be bolder and more involved, to make things a lot better.
Women’s involvement in water utilities is about creating more employment, equalizing opportunities for men and women, and hiring the best person for the job regardless of gender.
Women are disproportionately affected by water and sanitation issues, including inadequate water supply, lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices.
While electricity may ease the burden of housework, it does not decrease the overall workload of women.
The lack of female children being born in many countries does widespread damage to society and the economy.
Water and sanitation has a major impact on public health and women’s empowerment. Now is the time to accelerate the momentum and streamline health and gender into water supply and sanitation operations.
While a CCT program may address gender-specific vulnerabilities, it is not a panacea. CCTs cannot guarantee the social and economic autonomy of women.