Women, managers of water and food at home: VP

May 15, 2018 - 10:8

TEHRAN – Women are the managers of water and food at home and they play an essential role in improving water consumption pattern, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs, has said.

As an Islamic country, it is not acceptable to waste one-third of food and water, Mehr quoted Ebtekar as saying on April 7.

She stressed the importance of women’s role in preserving water resources and environment, adding Tehran is a pilot city to be a model for the whole country.

Changing the consumption pattern is the main goal for optimum use of water, said the former head of the Department of Environment.

Worldwide, women play a major role in water management. A Women Water Forum, organized by UN Women, in 2015, gave civil society organizations and key stakeholders an opportunity to discuss and highlight women’s specific and key role in water management.

The outcome document adopted at the Women Water Forum proposed the establishment of a Women for Water Fund as a flexible co-financing mechanism, an International Women for Water Year (2017) and a UN Women for Water Day (2017) as concrete measures to express political commitment. 

The year 2017 coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development whose third principle (out of four) acknowledges the central part that women play in the provision, management and safeguarding of water.


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