Published by Women for Water Partnership 2015, in collaboration with UN-Women and UNW-DPAC.
This publication is available online www.womenforwater.org, www.unwomen.org,
Alice Bouman-Dentener, Honorary Founding President WfWP
Draft of case studies: Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment, Katosi
Women Development Trust, MAMA-86, Mwihoko Women Group,
Soroptimist International Kenya, Tanzania Gender Networking
Programme, Tegemeo Women Group, Women Environmental
Programme, Women´s Farmers Advancement Network, Women Fund
Tanzania, and Women Professionals in Land Use Sector
Geographic coverage: Armenia, EECCA region, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and
Bibliographic information: Subject areas: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment;
Economic Empowerment; Water & Sanitation; Human Rights;
Leadership and Political Participation
Photo credits: The photos displayed are owned by WfWP member organisations.
All rights reserved.
Cover, interior design and typesetting: De Hoop & Koning, Driebergen, The Netherlands
De Hoop & Koning, Driebergen, The Netherlands
The views expressed in this publication are those of the participants in the Gender Forum of the 2013
Dushanbe International Conference on Water Cooperation and those of the Author and do not necessarily
reflect the views of the United Nations Secretariat, the United Nations Office to Support the International
Decade for Action (UNO-IDfA) ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015, or the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality
and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this document do not imply the
expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations, the UNO-IDfA
‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015, or UN Women concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of
its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Women as Agents
of Change in Water
Reflections on Experiences from the Field