• Submitted by: Women for Water Partnership
  • Topic: Water and sanitation
  • Keywords: Water and Sanitation, Gender Equality
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  • Date of completion: 2022-12-01
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Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Women for Water


Major Groups:
Netherlands Council of Women (NVR) (Netherlands)
NetWwater - Network of Women Water Professionals Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)
Mama86 (Ukraine)
Business and Professional Women International (IFBPW)

Description/achievement of initiative

In the Women for Water Initiative existing national and international women's organizations working on sustainable development, water, poverty eradication and gender join forces:
* To give an impulse to IWRM through ownership & partnership for sustainable development
* To provide the missing link between bottom-up initiatives and top-down policy and decision-making
* To provide a means for the implementation of Dublin Principles 2 and 3, especially women's equal participation in IWRM at all levels, including the local level
* To implement Rio Principle 10: Access to information, participation and justice

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