Water scarcity impacts women and girls to a disproportionate degree. Here's why and the ways you can help reduce their plight.
WORLD WATER DAY — a day to help change the state of the world’s water supply for the better — is around the corner.
Water is a universal need. But unfortunately, the access to safe and clean water is something not available to all. Today, as the world faces one of its worst water crisis in its history, women and girls are disproportionally impacted.
Six kilometers, approximately 3.7 miles — that is the average distance women and girls in water scarce areas have to walk to their nearest water source, sometimes taking these routes multiple times a day.
Collectively, women and young girls spend 200+ million hours a day collecting water.