Gender and Water Alliance

4th World Water Forum

The 4th World Water Forum took place from 16-22 March 2006 in Mexico City. Its main theme was: “Local Actions for a Global Change”. One of the essential aims of the water forum is to facilitate exchange and raise awareness to the important role of water issues in the world.

As gender was not mentioned as a framework theme nor as a crosscutting perspective, the Gender and Water Alliance saw it as her task to get attention for this important issue at the forum. This was done by convening, co-convening and participating in sessions that were held, conducting a training for water professionals and being part of the Women’s Coalition, which had a stand at the Water fair.

The World Water Forum provided GWA with the opportunity to meet with many people and organisations, present all materials that were produced in the last 5 years and to hold its first general assembly.

A synthesis report of the activities of GWA at the forum can be downloaded here.

Session reports can be found here.

Training of trainers

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