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Knowledge on gender and water

Here you will find articles, case studies, fact-sheets and publications written by or on behalf of GWA, as well as the resource guide on Gender and IWRM which was completely revised by GWA in 2006.
Articles in Source Bulletin
From October 2006 untill May 2010 GWA filled two pages of the English, French and Spanish version of the hard copy version of Source Bulletin, Source Nouvelles (French) and Boletín de Noticias (Spanish) which is published quarterly by IRC. The digital version of the articles GWA published, can be found in this folder.
Case studies
Factsheets
FileAccess to Water and Empowerment of Women: Study of Drudgery Work and Relief by SUJAL (2013)
Study in 3 states of India assessing if having water supply closer to home decreases the drudgery work of women.
FileCount and be Counted, be Empowered (2012)
Gender disagregated data review in water and sanitation management with a focus on Africa. In this report, based on available literature and the opinion of professionals working in the sector, GWA develops a methodology to gather, process and use gender-disaggregated data, lists indicators with different priorities, and writes a Policy Brief, for politicians and decision-makers in the water and sanitation sectors.
FileWhere to go? Resources on Gender, Water and Sanitation for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal and Vietnam (2012)
This Resource e-book is a digital document of collected resources from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal and Vietnam on gender and WATSAN. The goal of this e-book is to consolidate and share knowledge on available expertise and information on Gender and WATSAN in, and specific to these countries. It includes names of experts and organizations working in gender and WATSAN; references to available documents, tools and websites (some in the local languages), as well as presents some case studies on gender mainstreaming in WATSAN.
FilePassport to Mainstreaming Gender in Water Programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector (2012)
The Passport was developed for field staff involved in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of water management projects for agricultural production; technicians and agents in local irrigation and extension services, NGOs and local government employees who work at field level, carry out the assessment of the local situation and have contact and negotiate with stakeholders using available water sources. It is a practical tool, designed for the rapid identification of the main gender-related problems and gaps that require attention during the design, implementation and monitoring of a agricultural water project or programme. It can also be used to identify gender aspects of existing problems in operational projects and provide inputs for improvements.
FileGender Scan Methodology for water utilities (2011)
The Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) has designed this Gender Scan Methodology to assist water and sanitation utilities in identifying how effectively they are mainstreaming gender in their policies, practices, and procedures, and to assist them in identifying areas where they can further strengthen gender mainstreaming. The gender scan methodology can be used to assess gender mainstreaming opportunities throughout the utility’s operations and management, or can be limited to a specific component or activity the utility would like to focus on.
Short film on Gender Mainstreaming in Water and Sanitation in African Cities (2010)
This link leads to a short film explaining the importance of gender mainstreaming in Water and sanitation and the cooperation between GWA and UN-Habitat in the "Water for African Cities" programme.
Cartoon booklets on gender and water (2009)
Together with the famous Brazilian artist Ziraldo Alves Pinto, GWA has developed four booklets about gender and water, specifically targeted at school children and illiterate people.
Resource guide on gender and IWRM (2006)
This resource guide on gender and IWRM isis a reference guide that should be used in conjunction with the texts and materials to which it refers. It is meant to assist water and gender practitioners and professionals as well as persons responsible for gender mainstreaming, and anybody else who is interested in the water sector.
FileEffective gender mainstreaming in water management for sustainable livelihoods: From Guidelines to Practice (2006)
Synthesis report of the results of the programme conducted together with Both-Ends and the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, published in the Both Ends Working Paper Series.
FileFor Her - It's the Big Issue: putting women at the centre of water supply, sanitation and hygiene (2006)
This evidence report describes how not only women, but also the community as a whole benefits from involving women in water supply and sanitation projects. It ends with key messages and recommendations.
FileNavigating Gender in African Cities. Synthesis Report (2006)
A Synthesis Report of Rapid Gender and Pro-Poor Assessments in the 17 Cities of the Water for African Cities (WAC) II Programme.
FileTapping into Sustainability. Issues and trends in gender mainstreaming in water and sanitation. (2003)
A Background Document for the Gender and Water Session 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto, Japan, 2003. This document gives a glimpse of the work that has taken shape in gender mainstreaming at all levels through shared knowledge and action with a range of stakeholders from governments, NGOs, research centers, universities, and community based organisations'. It also provides an analysis of the remaining gaps for increased gender mainstreaming.
FileThe Gender Approach to Water Management - Lessons Learnt Around the Globe (2002)
This 16 pages booklet summarises the findings of the Electronic Conference Series Convened by the Gender and Water Alliance January - September 2002. A copy can be obtained by contacting the GWA secretariat or downloaded here
FileGender and Eco-based Marine Management 2018
GWA wrote this document invited by UNEnvironment. We asked our members for experience about this subject, because information is rare. This document introduces the subject and includes 3 large cases and one shorter one. In case you have more information on the gender aspects of marine management, it is very welcome.
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