02 Mar 2021

Women in Development Webinar


Across the world, water scarcity has the biggest impact on women and girls. Not only are they the ones usually tasked with collecting water, they also suffer the most from lack of sanitation and the resulting indignities.  As primary caregivers, women are faced with huge responsibilities when children fall sick due to waterborne illnesses.

On the lead up to this year’s International Women’s Day, Just a Drop is bringing together experts from across the development sector to explore why these pressures fall on women’s shoulders, and what we can do to make the world more equitable for women and girls.

The International water charity will be joined by Just a Drop founder and chair, Fiona Jeffery, Senior Programmes Manager, Melissa Campbell, Wood Principal Hydrogeologist, Nancy Stone and Just a Drop local partner in Kenya, ASDF's Communications Officer, Kendi Kang'ori in a debate moderated by Anne Joselin of FCDO.

International Women’s Day is a global day acknowledged on March 8 each year to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

The theme for this year is #ChoosetoChallenge: “A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge. Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”

Female-led charity Just a Drop continually strives to empower women across their sustainable projects. This webinar will explore how the charity’s community-led work is paving the way for a more equitable future for women and girls.

The webinar will take place on March 5,  2021 at 10am. Tickets are free and available via the Just a Drop website.

For more information visit: www.justadrop.org / https://www.justadrop.org/Event/women-in-development-webinar