785 Million people around the world are without basic water access. That’s more than twice the population of the United States. More people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war, and women and girls, specifically, spend an estimated 200 million hours hauling water every day; the average woman in rural Africa walks 3.7 miles every day to haul 40 pounds of water.
Data shows us that water uniquely empowers women, which in turn uplifts communities. By removing barriers to clean water access- women and girls are safer, stronger, healthier, educated, employed, and heard. When women work together, we can overcome the greatest challenges of our time. Every woman should have the means to reach her full potential. So, let’s unite to help empower woman and girls through clean water access.