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Women's access to water and sanitation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) are disproportionately affected by lack of access to sanitation and adequate quantities of safe water. Among women's regular household chores are the provision and use of water for a number of purposes. The need to travel distances from the home to collect water consumes valuable time. Women are often primarily responsible for caring for children who become sick due to unclean water or inadequate sanitation. Lack of women's participation in decision-making relating to water and sanitation can mean that their voices are not heard and their needs are not prioritised. [authors abstract]

TitleWomen's access to water and sanitation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEmergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene group, EWASH
Secondary TitleEWASH advocacy task force fact sheet
Volume8
Pagination4 p.; 3 photographs; 3 boxes
Date Published2011-02-01
PublisherEmergency Water and Sanitation-Hygiene Group, EWASH
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, palestine gaza, palestine west bank, women
Abstract

Women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) are disproportionately affected by lack of access to sanitation and adequate quantities of safe water. Among women's regular household chores are the provision and use of water for a number of purposes. The need to travel distances from the home to collect water consumes valuable time. Women are often primarily responsible for caring for children who become sick due to unclean water or inadequate sanitation. Lack of women's participation in decision-making relating to water and sanitation can mean that their voices are not heard and their needs are not prioritised. [authors abstract]

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