I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. This year’s International Women’s Day was celebrated under the theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.

Women play the central role of in the provision, management, and safeguarding of water, in particular in situations where there are distinct gender roles. To celebrate the role of women in water security GWPSA asked women professional in water to relate their experiences in being water leaders. This is what they had to say: 


Charlene Seenyen

Charlene Seenyen believes that we can ensure women empowerment by facilitating access to STEM education for girls.

As a mother of two girls, Charlene also strongly believes that the best way to empower girls is to educate their mothers.


Marie Elodie Louise

Marie Elodie Louise says that to ensure gender equality and women empowerment in the water sector, we need more women involved in water management decision making and we need to encourage awareness about water contamination and safe hygiene practices among women.