Turning Promises Into Action

“Wherever water flows, life flourishes”


The United Nations reports clearly indicated that without safe drinking water facilities at home and in places of work and education, it is disproportionately harder for women and girls to lead safe, productive, healthy lives. It further revealed that across low-income societies, women and girls have primary responsibility for management of household water supply. Addressing the needs of females in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene is a key driver in achieving gender equity and locking the potential of half of global society.


Did You Know..? Women & Girls

  • are responsible for finding a resource their families need to survive - for drinking, cooking, sanitation and hygiene. may stand in line and wait for water, they may walk long distances to collect water, or they may pay exorbitant amounts of money to secure water.
  • often face an impossible choice - certain death without water or possible death due to illness from dirty water.
  • spend a collective 200 million hours collecting water.
  • left with little to no time for work, school or to care for family.


“Effective partnerships are instrumental in promoting water-gender-development nexus and sustained closing of the gender divide during the implementation of the International Decade for Action Water for Sustainable Development.”

19 June 2018, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

RASIT was a main co-organizer of the 2018 Women Water Forum 'Bridging Voices to Action’ and will continue its support for gender sensitive and women inclusive water action in the years to come, including through the recently established on-line platform for the Women Water Forum, in close collaboration with UN Women and the Government of Tajikistan as well as relevant stakeholders. The Program will be managed by Dr. Alice Bouman-Dentener.


Turning promises into action holds the potential to transform the lives of women and girls all
over the world and for the benefits reverberate across society.

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