Gender and Water

  • Nov 27, 2006Resource Guide: Mainstreaming Gender in Water ManagementThe Guide is a reference document designed to facilitate access to available literature and resources regarding gender and IWRM; improve the sustainability and effectiveness of water-related activities through incorporation of gender equality and diversity; and improve understanding and awareness of gender concepts through an easy reference to existing materials, cases, and tools. Download this Document * Complete Report English

  • Mar 15, 2005FACTSHEET: Water Governance: The Gender DimensionThe factsheet highlights community action and social mobilization around the provision of basic social services such as water can be an effective 'entry point' for promoting women's empowerment. Having a leadership role in community management of water supplies can increase women's social capital as well as their bargaining power within the household.

  • Mar 1, 2006Why Gender Matters: A Tutorial for water managersThe tutorial aims to show how addressing gender will improve efficiency of water use and environmental sustainability, as well as social benefits and equity from use of water resources. It also helps capacity builders to include gender issues in their training and educational programmes. It has been developed jointly by Cap-Net and GWA.

  • Mar 22, 2007Water Rights and Wrongs: A summary of the Human Development Report

  • Apr 22, 2009UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Gender and WaterAs one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that equitable access to and management of water is fundamental in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. An integrated approach to water resources management can help reduce disparities in equitable access to and control over resources, benefits, costs, and decision-making between men and women.

  • Dec 10, 2009Water Supply in Rural Ghana: Do Women Benefit?The One Pager, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the impact of water provision on women's time allocation in rural Ghana. The document notes that while having access to water infrastructure can reduce the time burden on women, it is not implicit that the time saved would be devoted to paid activities. It calls for additional public policies to achieve that goal.

  • Dec 10, 2009Implications of Water and Electricity Supply for the Time Allocation of WomenThe Working Paper, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, investigates the time allocation of women in Ghana as a trade-off between domestic chores and market-oriented activities when households are provided with water and electricity infrastructure.

  • Oct 26, 2011Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for Lake Tanganyika

  • Aug 1, 2012UNDP Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Portfolio – Accelerating MDG Progress through Governance Reform and Local Action