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

Any questions about our work to improve water and sanitation?

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Dapheen Uganda

Gettings the basics right for women and girls.

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