Women's Walk for Water

Rural Bangladesh faces a crisis as climate change threatens freshwater sources. The overwhelming burden is on women who are traditionally responsible for maintaining household supplies. They may walk an hour each way to stand in line for water, sometimes multiple times a day.
 
As climate change also affects farming, men often leave for months to find work while women live in fear of theft or public ridicule without a male to escort them in public. Many suffer sickness and prenatal complications from drinking water with high quantities of salt.
 
By 2022, some 20 million people along the Ganges delta will be displaced because of climate change.
 
Source: Al Jazeera

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