Twice as Thirsty: Women, Children and Water
In the struggle for life, women and children play a silent role in making water available to their families and loved ones. In both rural and urban areas of much of the world, collecting water is a woman's task.
With growing water scarcity, women and girls must travel longer distances to obtain water, a chore that often occupies several hours of the day. In some cases, women and children leave at dawn travelling miles to the nearest well, sometimes returning at midnight laden with containers of water. A woman might have to spend an entire night waiting at distant water pumps for her turn to fill her water container.