U.S. Government Should Increase Funding For Global WASH Programs, Thereby Expanding Opportunities For Women, Girls

Huffington Post: Clean Water: A Simple Way to Increase Opportunity for Women and Girls
Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project, and Bridget Moynahan, actress and Global Citizen ambassador

“…Millions of people in developing nations, particularly women and girls, make huge sacrifices in order to obtain the day’s water supply for their families. … The unfair burden of water retrieval placed on girls and women has significant implications … The United States has been a leader in increasing access to water and sanitation globally. … [I]t is important that the United States government increases funding for water and sanitation programs to $425 million in fiscal year 2016. This funding increase, from $382.5 million in fiscal year 2015, would allow the United States to continue to expand opportunities for girls and women around the world…” (4/3).