Water is a necessity for life and a human right. But just as water can enable life, it can endanger it, too—especially for women and girls.
Today, women and girls across the world suffer a Water Burden, compared to men and boys. Girls’ education suffers due to time spent fetching water and from lack of water and sanitation in many schools, which can cause absenteeism. Their future prospects suffer. Their health suffers disproportionately during crises. Their lives are put at risk.
Water is a problem. It’s also the answer. The solutions to help girls and women overcome the Water Burden are known, simple and effective. UNICEF’s programs around the world provide accessible, safe water sources, allowing girls to live healthier, more productive, more successful lives.
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