Accelerate Access to Resources – Land, Clean Energy, Water, and Sanitation

Facts, Solutions, Case Studies, and Calls to Action

Authored by: Renuka Bery and Julia Rosenbaum

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Economic Participation, Human Development
Year: 2019
Citation: Bery, Renuka, and Julia Rosenbaum. “Accelerate Access to Resources – Land, Clean Energy, Water, and Sanitation.” Women Deliver, 2019.

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Executive Summary

When girls and women endure restricted access to resources such as land, energy, and water and sanitation, there are far-reaching implications. These can affect their health, education, housing, and livelihoods, as well as the safety and sustainability of the environments in which they live. This brief explores seven solutions highlighting gender-responsive approaches that create an enabling environment for effective and secure access to resources. These solutions include increasing access to clean energy both outside and inside the home, securing land and inheritance rights for women, employing a comprehensive approach for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), including women in all decisions related to resource management, and improving water services and Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).