A girl pumps water to fill an animal drinking trough, in Centre-East region, Burkina Faso © Sarah Dickin/REACH

8 March 2017

Dry hands and dry wells: impacts of water insecurity on rural women in Burkina Faso

When water supplies run low, business dries up for women in rural Burkina Faso.

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A farmer at work in Kenya's Mount Kenya region © CIAT / Neil Palmer

2 November 2015

Gender and water security: the rest of the puzzle

Ask most people what the link between gender, poverty and water is and they’ll refer to the role of women in collecting water. However, this is only one piece of a much bigger puzzle linking gender and water to natural disasters, food security and even child marriage.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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