It’s International Women’s Day, a day to not only reflect and commemorate the incredible progress and strengths of women all over the globe but to speak up about the work we still have left to do in the fight for women's rights and gender equality in general. Stand with us on International Women’s Day, and every day, as we commit to improving women’s lives and amplifying their voices through clean water.
Now, you may ask, “how does water have anything to do with women?” The task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girls. In Kenya, women spend an average of 4.5 hours fetching water per week. The time required for collecting water can pull girls out of school and leave women with fewer options to earn an income, which leads to a greater gap in gender inequality.