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Women in Church and Society (WICAS) Asian Regional Consultation
17-22 April 2006 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Presentation: Irrigation water management – a gender perspective

Mid morning presentation by Ms Carolin Arul
Water resources engineer, Lecturer at the Anna University, Chennai, India

Ms Arul highlighted the importance of empowering women in managing irrigation water.

She says that laws related to irrigation should have enough space to accommodate gender issues. Besides basic education, awareness related to water issues needs to be provided to women either by government or NGOs. The methodology, which will be prepared for any development program, should be gender-sensitive so as to improve the status of women laborers in agricultural-related activities. Women should be motivated to take part in associations where decisions related to water management take place.

To read the presentation, please click here.

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