GWP CACENA Joins International Women’s Day Campaign

GWP celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 on 8 March by joining the global campaign #BalanceforBetter that reflects GWP’s commitment to gender equality.

GWP CACENA is one of 13 Regional Water Partnerships of the global action network with Country Water Partnerships from 9 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia. 

To mark IWD 2019, GWP CACENA is joining the global campaign #BalanceforBetterwhich is all about building a gender-balanced world, with the theme #BalanceforBetter in water management.

“Water is a women's topic. And that's not only because millions of women spend many hours every day collecting water and bringing water home and using it for washing, cooking, or using water when the health and education of their children is at stake, or when they need it for building their businesses,” says Weber-Fahr. “It's also a women's topic because how we manage water is part of a decision that is critical for our future. Women in many places and decision-making situations have often been known to take a better and a more holistic view of things; a view that integrates and brings different perspectives to the fore.”

International Women’s Day’s #BalanceforBetter campaign runs all year long and doesn’t end after 8 March – and everybody can join; find out more on the dedicated website.

GWP CACENA supports the campaign by collecting photos and messages from its Partners – groups of people as well as individuals – all striking a pose for gender balance in the water sector.

The photos are being collected in a new Instagram account and featured on GWP's Facebook and Twitter channels, and uploaded as they come in. We invite everybody to join our efforts for the campaign, by sharing a photo on your social media channel/s with the hashtag #BalanceforBetter and tagging @GWPnews / @gwpcacena (Twitter) gwp_water (Instagram) and globalwaterpartnership (Facebook).