World Water Day 2016: Women, water and farming

For World Water Day 2016, ODI hosted an event on Women, water and farming, to explore how women and men are differently affected by climate variability, and how we can build water security for rural women.

Caroline Harper, Head of Social Development at ODI, introduced the event to explore how men and women in rural areas are differently affected by water insecurity, flood and drought.

She explained how the majority of people in developing countries live in rural areas and rely on agriculture. Water security is vital for development, but men and women often do not have equal access to and control over water resources. A gendered perspective is vital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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