Thousands of women in Niger still carry the burden of water. Fill in your address and see what your day would be like if you were in their shoes

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The burden of water

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Women and water

The 2018 SDG Monitoring report states that women and girls are still responsible for water collection in 80 percent of households without access to water on premises. Data on the use of safely managed drinking water services is still hard to find as there are still big gaps.


2030 agenda

In 2015 all member states of the United Nations adopted "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". The agenda provides a shared blueprint for people and the planet, now and into the future. In it's midst are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also reffered to as SDG's) which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developend and developing - in a global partnership.



The goals recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and eductaion, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth - all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.


Gender inequalities

UN Women states that it's very simple. There can be no sustainable development without gender equality. But in reality gender inequalities are stil present in every dimension of sustainable development.


Too slow

In many areas the current rate of progress is too slow to achieve the SDG's by 2030. One of the things we can do is to take public action to tackle inequalities and discrimination. Which is exactly this visualisation aims to do.

Niger in focus

As it was not easy to find data about this subject I chose to use Niger's national figures about:

  • Percentage of people with access to source of drinking water
  • Deaths related to unsafe water
  • Average distance women and girls walk for water daily
  • Literacy rate for youngsters
  • Problems women deal with along the way

Niger was chosen as a case study here as they were in the top 3 of countries with the most deaths related to unsafe water.

Your walk for water

This visualisation shows you what it would be like if you would be in the shoes of women and girls in Niger in your own environment.

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