Why do we do the work we do?


Based on the evidence generated by our 2018 Ripple Effect Study, Global Water Challenge set out to mobilize investment to enable women’s empowerment through water. Enter: women for water. In short, we do what we do because when women have access to safe water access and sanitation, they are healthier, stronger, safer, educated, employed, heard, and empowered.

Women often have fewer opportunities in their communities, particularly those related to education and employment. They also bear greater health risks, have more responsibility in their homes and diminished voices in their communities. We know from the wide-ranging experience of women for water’s founding organization, Global Water Challenge, that reliable access to clean water transforms the livelihoods of women, their families, and their communities.