Published in: 2017
Australian Water Partnership
Grant M., Huggett C., Willetts J. & Wilbur J.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Goal 6) to ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ requires explicit attention to gender equality and inclusion. Universal access to safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and appropriate management of water resources will only be achieved if the rights of women and marginalised people are fulfilled. The human right to water and sanitation (UN Resolution 64/292) as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), call for the inclusion of all, and equal rights for women, and the elimination of discrimination between people.
As explored in this Discussion Paper, implementation of Goal 6 and the High Level Panel on Water Action Plan can significantly contribute to gender equality in both water resources management and WASH, and by doing so they will contribute to more sustainable and effective water
Grant M., Huggett C., Willetts J. & Wilbur J. (2017). Gender Equality & Goal 6: The Critical Connection. Australian Water Partnership
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