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Task Force on Gender and Water, Report 2004-2005


The Gender and Water Task Force (GWTF) is responsible for the gender issues component of the UN-Water programme which will coordinate the ‘Water-for-Life’ Decade, 2005-2015. The Task Force activities should aim to bring the gender and water perspective to the forefront of the global agenda, a theme integral to the Decade. This will be achieved by ensuring that gender is mainstreamed into national and international programmes for the Decade, and by linking the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for gender equality with the water and sanitation goals. The gender perspective must be integrated at the global, national, regional and local levels.