In spite of the economic progress happening in Bangladesh, the position of women remains extremely deprived, as is shown by the international Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) which globally, apart from Yemen, is the lowest for Bangladesh. Netherlands funded projects, and others as well, have paid attention to gender already for decades, with success, but not to the extent that enough structural changes were achieved. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) is continuing with and starting new large programmes in the water sector: for water and sanitation and for food security. To make sure that these programmes are in the benefit of poor women, children and men, and to make sure that the specific local knowledge of water users is tapped, the Gender and Water Alliance has developed this programme.
- About GWAPB
- The purpose of the GWAPB is to support water programmes co-financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), civil society groups, water professionals, and government organisations in Bangladesh to adopt and implement a gender mainstreaming strategy in their water related policies and practices, in order to achieve measurable and positive impact on the lives of poor women and men.
- GWAPB Activities
- To achieve its goals, GWAPB works along five strategic components: Collaboration, Networking, and Coordination; Capacity building; Knowledge Development; Communication; and Monitoring. Here you can find information on activities developed for this programme.
- GWAPB Products
- The activities of GWAPB also generate concrete products on gender mainstreaming in the water sector in Bangladesh. They are available here arranged by output and can be used free of charge, but please acknowledge GWA if you do. As we are interested to hear about experiences in using our products we would appreciate it if you send us pictures or give us your feedback. For some products you need to contact the secretariat to obtain them as we like to monitor their use more closely, but also these products are mostly available free of charge.