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       The Gender & Security Seminar Series

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Fall 2011, Details

Meeting 6
Monday, November 7, 2011
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room
Rubenstein Building
(Floor 2, Room 219)
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Topic: Water and Sanitation for Women's Security

Speakers: Sharmila Murthy, Carr Center Fellow, and Mark Williams, Carr Center Fellow.

Overview: Lack of access to clean, safe and affordable water and sanitation services disproportionately affects women and girls. Each day, women and girls collectively spend more than 200 million hours on transporting water, which reduces their opportunities for education and economic advancement. Lack of access to sanitation and hygiene services at schools is a further hurdle discouraging girls from attending school. In addition, women and girls are vulnerable to physical or sexual attacks while traveling long distances to collect water or when relieving themselves when sanitation facilities are not available. This session will examine how the newly recognized human rights to water and sanitation can be used as a tool to address these gender inequities.

Speakers: Sharmila Murthy and Mark Williams are Carr Center Fellows. Together, they lead the Carr Center's Human Right to Water and Sanitation Program. More information about Sharmila and Mark, as well as their program, can be found using the links provided.

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