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Empowering Women: Celebrating International Women's Day 2024

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The first IWD gathering was in 1911 and was supported by over a million people. Today, over a century later, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

This International Women's Day, we want to bring attention to the strong connection between clean water and healthy living. For many living in the Amazon, private, safe, and sanitary bathrooms are not a reality, which particularly affects women and girls during their menstrual cycle. 

Women are at higher risk of infection due to lack of hygiene and menstrual health care. To address these challenges, WTW Amazon is implementing a pilot program with dependable and environmentally-friendly toilets in Santa Maria. In addition, the team will be conducting women’s and menstrual health education discussions in the community, and providing reusable period products.

According to the WHO, healthcare facilities in resource-limited settings lack essential Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services. To accomplish our mission and vision, WTW develops WASH solutions in direct partnership with local leaders through water access, water filtration, hygiene education, and sanitation. WTW is hyper-focused on strategic WASH programs in Nepal, the Dominican Republic, The Amazon (WTW office located in Colombia), and Tanzania.

In addition to implementing WASH programs, WTW also works in communities to find solutions to help programs that already exist. The UNAP (health care center) in Ortega, Dominican Republic currently receives 75 patients weekly who receive general, gynecological and pediatric medical care. But this UNAP does not have permanent water and when it arrives, they have nowhere to store it. In 2023 we donated a 250-liter water tank to UNAP to allow the health center to have operational bathrooms available for patients.

The programs and water systems that Wine To Water works daily to implement equip the community to live safer and have healthier lives. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, join Wine To Water in our fight to end global poverty by providing safe, clean water solutions for women and girls around the world.

Make a donation, or visit our partner Firstleaf Wines to explore their IWD bundles that support Wine To Water.


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