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Improved Access To Clean Water Plays Role In Gender Equality In Africa

GlobalPost: In fight for gender equality in Africa, clean water plays a key role
“An average woman in Africa spends about 60 percent of her day fetching water for her household. The chore not only forces women to walk miles to the nearest water source — which is highly likely to be contaminated — but it also prevents them from using that time to pursue educational or job opportunities instead…” (Khvan, 4/15).