Women for Water

From WaterWiki.net

Jump to: navigation, search
edit  ·  ToolkitGender and Water
Resource Guides and Tutorials: Why Gender Matters: A Tutorial for water managers | GWA - Gender and IWRM Resource Guide | UN-Water policy brief on Gender, Water and Sanitation
Featured materials and articles: Gender Disaggregated Data on Water and Sanitation | Gendered adaptation to water shortages and climate change | Gender Guidelines Water Supply and Sanitation | Gender and Water - Securing water for improved rural livelihoods (IFAD) | Gender in Water Management | GWA - Gender and IWRM Resource Guide | Mainstreaming Gender in Water Governance: A Resource Guide
"Gender and Water" article (stub; needs work!)
Selected Organisations: Gender and Water Alliance | Women for Water | SIDA | WECF - Women in Europe for a Common Future|
Other related articles: A Gender Perspective on Water Resources and Sanitation | Gender Guidelines Water Supply and Sanitation | Women and Water - Gender Dimension in Water Governance | Albania HDR: Pro-Poor and Pro-Women Policies and Development in Albania

Name of Organization

Women For Water

Part of / Sub-organizations

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Global - at local, national and international scales.


WfWfW Steering Committee
p/a Secretariat
Benoordenhoutseweg 23
2596 BA The Hague,
The Netherlands
Tel: +31–70- 3264176,(in case of emergency) +31-70-3469303
Fax: + 31-70-3459346
Email: secretariat@womenforwater.org
URL: http://www.womenforwater.org/

Organization Websites



The Women for Water Partnership (WfWfW) is an implementation oriented strategic alliance of existing local, national and international women’s organizations and networks active in the sustainable development-water-poverty-gender nexus. The partnership was launched and registered at the 12th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in April 2004.

In the philosophy of WfWfW, water management and service delivery interventions should be pro-poor, gender sensitive, participatory and demand driven. Effective political support is needed to implement the required changes in policies and institutions - including those constraints preventing the realisation of gender equality at all levels. Economic growth is important for sustainable poverty reduction. Providing the basic conditions for women and their families for independent income generating activities is an integral part of the way WfWfW partners work. WfWfW partners do not put their faith in the growth process itself; they concentrate on social development, equity and equality, since high levels of inequality – between poor and rich, men and women - slow down growth and endanger environmental sustainability. Women for Water website

Key Resources

See also complete list of WaterWiki-documented Women for Water-Publications

Work on the Ground

See also complete list of WaterWiki-documented Women for Water-Projects

Subject Focus Area/s

Water & sanitation issues and poverty eradication in a gender sensitive way.


See also

External Resources


1577 Rating: 2.6/5 (38 votes cast)