Currently, 2.1 billion people lack safely managed drinking water and 4.5 billion lack safely managed sanitation services. When safe drinking water is not available on household premises, the burden of water collection and treatment falls largely on the shoulders of women and girls. The lack of safe sanitation and hygiene facilities at home may expose them to illness, harassment and violence—hampering their ability to learn, earn an income and move around freely. Where household members fall sick due to water-borne illnesses, it is mainly women and girls who provide the much-needed care.
Policies And Practice : A Guide For Gender-Responsive Implementation Of The Global Compact For Migration
The Policies and Practice Guide is an online tool providing policy makers and practitioners with concrete guidance on how to ensure that the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is gender- responsive by addressing the specific needs, challenges and situations of vulnerability faced by women and girls at all stages of migration, while taking into consideration the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they may face.