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TitleGender and water : moving beyond the thin end of the wedge
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNaidoo, D
Paginationp. 4 - 5; 2 fig.
Date Published2013-01-01
PublisherWater Research Commission, WRC
Place PublishedGezina
Keywordsgender, south africa, water, water collection time

UNIFEM (UN Women), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, claims that women and children around the world travel some 10-15 km every day to collecting some 20 kg of water per trip. In South African alone women walk the equivalent of the journey to the moon and back 16 times every day to collect water. claims that, world wide, womenspend some 200 million hours a day collecting water. [authors abstract]

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