International Women’s Day 2022

Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

Every year on March 8th, the International Water Management Institute observes International Women’s Day alongside the rest of the world. Today we are showcasing the essential contributions of IWMI’s female staff members in achieving water security for all and highlighting the gaps in gender equity that must be addressed. We are also sharing key areas in which our broader gender portfolio tackles major issues, from the digital revolution and inclusion to enabling more effective collective action in delivering water to households at a grassroots level.

This year’s theme set by the UN is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” recognizing the inextricable link between gender equality and environmental sustainability. At every step in our mission to bring water security for all, IWMI’s work is influenced and led by women, from rural farmers recycling rainwater and women collectives managing water sources to researchers working on improvements to urban sanitation systems. Without women, a sustainable tomorrow is unachievable and without equity for all, a fair water future will not be possible.

Join IWMI and our partners around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day, every day.

Videos of our work related to Gender issues

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Enhancing synergies between gender equality and biodiversity, climate, and land degradation neutrality goals: Lessons from gender-responsive nature-based approaches

Choosing the collective: Challenging conventional ideas of women’s leadership

Promoting inclusivity and equity in information and communications technology for food, land, and water systems

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Community-led Multiple Use Water Services in Nepal

New landscapes of water equality and inclusion

Participatory Gender Training Manual for WASH

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Menstrual Hygiene Management – a missing piece in the water agenda

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Young researchers who are transforming agri-food systems for rural prosperity

IWMI’s Sidra Khalid and Najeeb Ullah won this year’s Transformative Research Challenge hosted by the World Food Forum.

Voices from Below

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Women’s leadership in the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem (WEFE) Nexus in Nepal

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In focus: Women making a difference in the world of water

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Social justice starts with water security for all

Social justice and water security are inextricably linked – for either to be achieved, the other must be considered from the very beginning.

Nafn Amdar: “Mentoring women in science can change the world”

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Learning and unlearning through role-play

How participatory gender workshops are enabling communities in Nepal

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Framework for incorporating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) elements in Climate Information Services (CIS) (12/31/2022)
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