Wednesday 8 March 2023 - ’Women and Water’ talanoa - International Women’s Day

As our economies grow so does the demand for domestic water consuming appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, flushing toilets and showers. All of which contribute for higher demand in water usage. Women and girls are often the primary providers, managers, and users of water, but yet, women make up a minority of the water and labour force and are underrepresented in policy-making and in management and as technical experts.

Evidence from the water sector suggests that women’s involvement in the management of water resources and water infrastructure improves efficiency and effectiveness and improves sustainability.

The European Union in the Pacific supports several projects related to water, helping to bridge existing gaps in gender equality.

On Wednesday 8th March 2023, the EU Team was pleased to host a dialogue between Team Europe and Pacific partners at the EU Delegation in Suva, Fiji.

French Ambassador to Fiji, Mr François-Xavier Léger, gave on this occasion a speech on the actions carried out more specifically by France on these subjects. He also honoured one of the panellists, Ms Komal Narayan, gender and oceans activist who was awarded the Simone Veil 2022 Prize of the French Republic.

Last updated on: 10 March 2023