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Water justice: recognizing different gendered needs and practices

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REACH Conference on Water Security and Poverty
Plenary: Water justice: recognizing different gendered needs and practices
Thursday 28 March | 15:45-17:15
Presenter: Dr Marina Korzenevica

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Water justice: recognizing different gendered needs and practices

  1. 1. Water justice: recognizing different gendered needs and practices Marina Korzenevica
  2. 2. Water justice and gender Water justice embeds “demands for more just socio-economic distribution and for more or better cultural-political recognition (cf. Fraser, 2000; Schlosberg, 2004).” (Zwarteveen and Boelens) Gender as a social construction being central and one of the most important differentials of people
  3. 3. Themes • Working women • Small businesses and small irrigators • Gendered affordability • Empowerment in WASH • Dynamics of water collection • Differential vulnerability • Equitable participation • Social struggles
  4. 4. Panel Chair Dr Alan Nicol Dr Deepa Joshi Dr Maggie Opondo How to ensure women’s meaningful participation in water governance? Dr Zenawi Zerihun How does water supply impact on women’s path towards economic empowerment? Dr Salome Bukachi What are the gendered aspects of water affordability? In what conditions can women's increased participation in the work force lead to empowerment?

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