What leaving no one behind means to CARE

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Leaving No One Behind

This publication outlines CARE’s key work in its WATER+ programmes in India, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Madagascar, and Vanuatu. 

Sustainable Development Goal 6 calls for clean water and sanitation for all. Ensuring that no one is left behind requires that all people – including women and girls, the elderly, marginalized, people with disabilities and youth have sustainable and equitable access to water and sanitation that meet their specific needs. CARE’s Water+1 programs practice the commitment to women’s empowerment and addressing the underlying causes of gender inequality that are central to our mission. They do this by strengthening the participation and leadership of women and girls in water and sanitation service delivery by ensuring that women and girls are consulted at every stage of program design and implementation, that robust and responsive feedback mechanisms are in place, and that our programs are monitoring impact on women and girls. Many of CARE’s water+ programs are also working to expand social inclusion, and practice the same commitments to other vulnerable people, including marginalized ethnic groups, the elderly, and people with disabilities.