"Study of the Participation of Women in Water Management in Communities of Cundinamarca"
The UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Security at the Institute of Environment in FIU hosted the Validation Workshop of the results of the "Study of the Participation of Women in Water Management in Communities of Cundinamarca, Colombia".
The workshop took place via Zoom and the event was held in Spanish.
Date: October 1, 2021
Gender inequities in decision-making processes related to the management of water resources represent a global challenge with social and environmental implications. The importance of the contribution of women in the provision, protection, and administration of water has been recognized by the international community for several decades. However, the gender gap in terms of who makes decisions and benefits from those decisions persists.
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), despite important advances in gender equality policies in recent times, problems associated with gender disparity and information gaps persist on the extent of these disparities in the water sector. This situation is even more evident in rural areas, where water management systems tend to be more informal and fewer research studies focused on gender exist.