Central Asia Program Series Publications Voices from Central Asia

Women and Water in Central and South Asia

Voices From Central Asia No. 14, December 2013

By Marlene Laruelle, Ariana Rabindranath, and Julia Collins

The Central Asia/South Asia region continues to be one of great international, regional, local, and personal insecurity. Access to and management of water—one of the most crucial, life-sustaining resources—underlies security and development in the region. This State Department funded project connects women in Central and South Asia to water and its management, and proposes a program of international exchange of knowledge and leadership to support innovative conflict resolution with a sustainable and multiplying effect. To this end, it brings together young female social entrepreneurs and activists from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to discuss their experiences and innovative solutions on community-level water management, and enhance their competencies and leadership skills.

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