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Rain Community Vol 1 Issue 6

Rain Community Vol 1 Issue 6

No one’s Business is a women Responsibility

When the world is marching towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal through universal access to water, hygiene and sanitation along with women empowerment, it is very crucial to recognize the interlink of water accessibility and gender employment. And considering the progress till now, this goal seems like unachievable since gender, water and job are viewed as estranged issue rather than the integrated one.

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Hitch to fetch water

Lack of access to drinking water women in Liwali IDP Camp face hardships in their daily lives

Water scarcity is no new problem to the valley denizens. Every now and then, they struggle to fetch water staying in a long queue or walking long distance. Water woes are even subtle for people who are living in temporary shelters after the 2015 massive earthquake.

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Restoring sanitation

Established in 2003 B. S., Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary School (VNHSS) comprises of mostly old structures including buildings and toilets. The earthquake of 2015 completely destroyed the main school building. Besides, the toilets were poorly maintained. Being a public school, VNHSS did not have enough funds for new constructions and maintenance. Therefore, students and staffs were compelled to use the old toilets.

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Sanitation and hygiene for better education

Sanitation is directly associated with health and life style of people. Access to sanitation is considered as one of the basic rights of human. However, statistics of Water Aid shows only 27% of the total population in Nepal has access to sanitation. According to the report of UNICEF, 40 children die of diarrhea and water borne diseases every day because of unhygienic habits, inadequate facilities and lack of awareness.

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