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Op-Ed in Washington Post by Water.org’s April Rinne

March 1, 2012 by
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you’ve never truly understood the water crisis, or how it affects people’s lives in the most intimate ways, read April Rinne’s new piece in the Washington Post. Rinne, Water.org‘s Director of the WaterCredit Initiative, wrote “Women, Water and the Ugly Global Crisis We’re Not Talking About.” The piece features real stories and examples, from the high prices women pay for dirty water to the connection between toilets in school and girls getting their education. Here’s an excerpt:

“Fixing a sanitation problem means toilets. Pit latrines. Hygiene — washing your hands after using the bathroom, preparing food away from human or other waste. Not defecating in the open. And most of all, it means dignity.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/women-water-and-the-ugly-global-crisis-were-not-talking-about/2012/02/28/gIQAk2hrgR_story.html

 
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