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More Than 17M Women, Children Collect Water In Africa, Increasing Risk Of Sexual Abuse, Disease, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Over 17 mln women and girls collect water in Africa, at risk of rape and disease
“At least 17 million women and girls in Africa collect water every day, which increases their risk of sexual abuse, disease, and dropping out of school, a study published on Wednesday has found. It is one of the first studies to calculate how many women and children were responsible for water collection in Africa, the researchers said…” (Taylor, 6/1).