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International Development News | The SHE imperative

International Development News | The SHE imperative | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
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Phumzile Mlambo-Ncguka has made South Africans proud in her role with UN Women. We stand behind her 100% in making sure the SHE imperative is implemented beyond the current policy and lip service and brings real meaningful change for the empowerment of women and girls. The Gender Water and Development Conference will be a vital platform to making this commitment a reality. Please join us at www.global-water-conference1.com

 

 

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The SAHRC is disappointed by the DWA’s response to report | Infrastructure news

The SAHRC is disappointed by the DWA’s response to report | Infrastructure news | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is disappointed by the Department of Water Affairs’s (DWA) response to its report on water and sanitation.
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South Africa has seen an escalation in service delivery protests as many of the country's poorest communities still struggle without basic access to clean water and sanitation. While Free basic water is enshrined in our constitution, the reality o the ground is very different where local government and municipalities complain they do not have the financial or institutional capacity to deliver on this national mandate.

 

The topic will no doubt be a defining topic for the upcoming elections, as South Africa reflects on its 20 year since democracy.

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WOMEN: 5 Innovative Trends in Women's Economic Equality

WOMEN: 5 Innovative Trends in Women's Economic Equality | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it

Nine projects that are building quality livelihoods and securing economic rights for women across the Middle East North Africa region demonstrate how investing in women's economic equality is smart.


Via The Ashoka Community
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Women are the key to unlocking bottom up economic development.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:16 PM

Investing in women creates a multiplier effect for society--including better health and education outcomes, more resilient societies, reinvestment in communities, and greater prosperity.

Terry Shiundu's curator insight, March 18, 2014 1:39 AM

Investing in women and girls is a SMART choice!

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Tanzanian Women bring safe drinking water to their communities | UN Women - Headquarters

Tanzanian Women bring safe drinking water to their communities | UN Women - Headquarters | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
“With water cooperation as the focus of this year’s World Water Day (22 March), we highlight the experience of the Kingolwira village in Tanzania, where water is scarce but women’s leadership and the community-wide construction of a small dam is...”
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She Builds | DAI - an international development company

She Builds | DAI - an international development company | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
“DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.”
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allAfrica.com: Southern Africa: CSW58 - Using the SADC Gender Protocol to Push for a Strong Post 2015 Agenda

allAfrica.com: Southern Africa: CSW58 - Using the SADC Gender Protocol to Push for a Strong Post 2015 Agenda | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (Southern Africa: CSW58 - Using the SADC Gender Protocol to Push for a...
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While the Post 2015 development agenda is vital in helping us as development practitioners to determine our future objectives, I am concerned that not enough reflection is going into assessing how we have performed on the millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In Africa, there is mounting evidence that we will not meet our targets with regards to water and gender and yet not enough work is being done to adequately capture the lessons learned and best practices of the last decade to help us shape the next chapter. 

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Join Grassroots Women Leaders of the Huairou Commission at CSW58 | Huairou Commission

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Join Grassroots Women Leaders of the Huairou Commission at CSW58 | Huairou Commission http://t.co/h14ZvqUFE9
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How Equal Rights Boost Food Security - AllAfrica.com

How Equal Rights Boost Food Security - AllAfrica.com | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
How Equal Rights Boost Food Security AllAfrica.com "For global development to be sustainable, the issues of climate change, gender equality and food security must all go hand-in-hand," said Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and head of the...
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COP18: FRANCOIS ROGERS, Special Advisor, IUCN

COP18 (27/11/2012) - Francois Rogers, Special Advisor for the Global Gender Office at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, describes how imple...
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Francois Rogers provides some really insightful and tangible methodologies and frameworks for mainstreaming gender in climate resilience programmes.

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What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned - Jezebel

What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned - Jezebel | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned Jezebel Their house has a solar-powered light, as does the one opposite, where I'm staying with my travelling companions: the Communications and Gender Officer for WaterAid Nepal and...
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These kinds of cultural barriers are the causes behind why women lack equal opportunities to men. Just consider the number of school days that a girl child will miss during puberty. I South Africa, it has been calculated as 530 during her high school career, but our challenges are more around lack of adequate sanitation and hygiene than cultural shunning, the results are equally devastating.

 

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Cases: The 44.78%: Percentage of Women in Saudi Arabia

Kurds amid "Reforms" The show CASES, produced by Aly Sleem and hosted by Farah Atoui, deals with human rights violations regardless of any political affiliat...
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International Women's Day: Malala, Page 3 and Top Gear - The Guardian

International Women's Day: Malala, Page 3 and Top Gear - The Guardian | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
The Guardian International Women's Day: Malala, Page 3 and Top Gear The Guardian In fact, you actually have more chance of hosting a driving show in Saudi Arabia than you have of hosting Top Gear." She also spoke about the gender breakdown on the...
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Tweet from @GenderH2O

Follow #GenderH2O weekly digest. Read the first article in the series and share your views: What is Gender? http://global-water-conference1.com/what-is-gender-2/
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International Development News | How innovation can reduce women's 'time poverty'

International Development News | How innovation can reduce women's 'time poverty' | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
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A clear and authentic article that describes how valuable it is to have feedback and local stakeholder engagement in crafting development solutions. As long as we work with communities, rather than for them - we will succeed in bringing the appropriate technology to development challenges.

 

What worries me however, is the deeply patriarchal corners of Africa, it is still customary for me to lead the decision making and to exclude women's voices entirely, despite their role and singular burden related to water.

 

What I have found works well in rural community engagement in Southern Africa, is to hold focus groups that are intended to represent the whole community, and if the female voices are not coming through, to engage women groups separately, when they do not feel intimidated in the presence of the male citizens. 

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Women Seek Stand-Alone Goal for Gender in Post-2015 Agenda - Inter Press Service

Women Seek Stand-Alone Goal for Gender in Post-2015 Agenda - Inter Press Service | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
The 45-member U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded its annual 10-day session Saturday with several key pronouncements, including on repro
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Africa Water Week being held from the 25th to the 31 May 2014, in Dakar, Senegal will provide the ideal platform for water stakeholders and policy makers from Africa to ensure that the gender mainstreaming is considered as part of their Post 2015 Development agenda objectives. 

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SA:Gov’t views water as commodity – SAHRC | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence

SA:Gov’t views water as commodity – SAHRC | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
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The South African Human Rights Council has completed yet another valuable;e study into the mounting number of service delivery protests by disgruntled communities that continue to struggle without access to clean water, twenty years after the country was liberated from Apartheid.

 

Its findings are in direct contradiction to South Africa's constitution that calls for free basic water to be available for the country's poorest citizens. Where South Africa falls down however is on implementation, continually failing to invest in bulk infrastructure, and relying heavily on revenues from industry and private sector to subsidize its coffers in the absence of rates and taxes in poor areas.


Similarly, South Africa enforces a sliding tariff scale where urban dwellers in affluent suburbs are charged high rates in order to subsidize delivery in poorer areas. It is now apparent that this money being collected is not being redistributed as municipalities in poorer areas continue to plead bankruptcy.


As South Africa faces an election where the ruling party is facing opposition and criticism for ts failure to deliver, it is unlikely that the African National Congress will lose power or that its employment policy that favours cadres and struggle icons over skills will change.

 

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Ireland, Uganda plot developmentPublish Date: Mar 17, 2014 - New Vision

Ireland, Uganda plot developmentPublish Date: Mar 17, 2014 - New Vision | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
“Ireland, Uganda plot developmentPublish Date: Mar 17, 2014 New Vision For the past 20 years, Irish Aid has worked with a variety of partner organisations including government institutions, UN agencies, civil society organisations, international...”
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Every woman’s right to water, sanitation and hygiene - Linkis.com

Every woman’s right to water, sanitation and hygiene - Linkis.com | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (RT @FRSIberoamerica: Every #woman’s right to water, sanitation and hygiene http://t.co/BbHI4AHeHu #gender #RSEchat)...
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Not because we want to be treated differently but because women are athlete art of the household and yet continue he to be excluded from bulk infrastructure and planning decisions that affect their lives and the well being of their families.

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Water Research Commision | Water Research Commision Blog

Water Research Commision | Water Research Commision Blog | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
#Gender #Water and #Development Conference in the Eastern Cape, South Africa :7-11 July 2014 .
http://t.co/qKOmiB5IGh
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The Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa will host the Global Gender Water and Development Conference from 7-11 July 2014. Read their latest media release here.

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UN Women and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in partnership to improve access to hygiene and sanitation for women and girls | WSSCC

UN Women and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in partnership to improve access to hygiene and sanitation for women and girls | WSSCC | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
UN Women and WSSCC partnership to improve access to hygiene and sanitation for women and girls | http://t.co/pppb55hKjo
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WATSAN Behavioural change amongst Community

Access to poor water, sanitation and hygiene can results in enormous human and economic costs and rein forces gender and other societal inequalities, most no...
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Gender, Water and Development | Home

Gender, Water and Development | Home | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
The struggle for access to sufficient water in Africa is both a human rights issue and a development challenge, impacting on health, agricultural and economic productivity, the education opportunities of women and children and social stability and...
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The Global Gender Water and Development Conference will be hosted in East London South Africa from 7-11 July 2014. Register now to attend at www.global-water-conference1.com , and join the debate.

 

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Fostering Gender Empowerment through IDA - Country Results

http://www.worldbank.org/ida - IDA, the World Bank's fund for the poorest, is making a difference on gender issues in many countries around the world. There ...
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I would love to hear from community based organisations and NGOs on how easy it is to access funding from the World Bank's IDA and what kind of performance indicators have you established to particularly track gender mainstreaming?

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Why Ethiopians Don't Trust the TPLF— commentary Aklog Birara, PhD - Abugidainfo

Why Ethiopians Don't Trust the TPLF— commentary Aklog Birara, PhD - Abugidainfo | Gender Water and Development | Scoop.it
Why Ethiopians Don't Trust the TPLF— commentary Aklog Birara, PhD
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The Saudi official on a visit to Khartoum who made threatening remarks about the Great Renaissance Dam on the Abbay River is not an isolated phenomenon.
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An excellent article about the socio-political landscape of Ethiopia that exposes the many cracks and vulnerabilities in the system and yet shows how Ethiopia, despite its recipient of foreign aid, continues to determine its own political future from within and not be driven by paternalism.

 

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