Water & sanitation.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by poor water and sanitary facilities. In regions where not everyone has the luxury of tap water at home, women are usually responsible for water collection within the family. Girls might miss school during the long walk to fetch water from the well and many of them experience harassment or even violence on the way.
They also lack privacy when sharing toilet facilities with men and boys. Simavi’s water, sanitation and hygiene projects respond to women's specific needs and ensure they are involved in every stage of decision making.
1 in 6 women and girls do not have access to a safe, private toilet
Women spend 3 times as many hours as men each day in unpaid care and domestic work. Covid-19 is adding to women’s unpaid care workloads
Worldwide, nearly half of students and teachers do not have access to handwashing facilities with soap and water at their schools
WASH & Learn
Improve water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for girls in schools and the surrounding communities by constructing bathrooms and raising awareness.
Improve access to safe drinking water for at least 4.5 million people and clean toilets for 2 million people before the end of 2022.
Prevent the spread of Covid-19 by promoting hygiene awareness and improving access to safe and clean water, toilets and washing facilities.