Lack of Access to Water a Gender Rights Issue

Women and girls are less likely to have access to education due to the global water crisis. Twenty-three countries have less than 85 girls in school to every 100 boys. In these countries, women and girls are responsible for finding water, spending up to nine times as many hours as men collecting water from streams, ponds or local wells. Very often, the collected water is not potable, leading to illness and disease.

At U.N. week events, water access is a critical component of its Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more here: Why The Global Water Crisis Is A Gender Rights Issue