International Women’s Day
#InternationalWomensDay is annually celebrated on the 8th of march, this is after women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917. March 8th then became a national holiday and is recognised every year to celebrate womanhood on this momentous date.
This year, the UN’s theme for 2019 is: ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.
Through drop4drop’s travels, drop4drop have met so many inspiring, resilient, hard-working women, of all ages, backgrounds and experience. However, studies show that women are still disproportionately affected by the #WorldWaterCrisis. Globally, women and children collectively walk 200 million miles a day to collect, often dirty and unsafe, water. This prevents women reaching their full potential, through opportunities for employment and education. We believe everyone, everywhere has the right to clean water and the freedom to re-invest their time to achieve a prosperous future.
This is a day of social and economic importance internationally. No-one should have to spend hours of their day, travelling to collect water that in many cases is contaminated and results in the spread of water-borne diseases. With the help of our amazing supporters, in-country partners and community volunteers, we are working to alleviate the #WorldWaterCrisis one step at a time. This simply couldn’t be done without the help of the strong, motivated female community members who pioneer the imperative part of a drop4drop clean water project, the after-care. DROP4DROP team members train local women in the community on how to carry out sanitation workshops and upkeep the maintenance of the well. This ensures longevity of each project, and creates opportunities for education on how to maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle.
This #InternationalWomensDay be #PartOfTheSolution! As little as $3, could help fund a sustainable, clean water project in either India or countries of Africa.
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