Indus Basin Initiative

Focus areas

Gender and social inclusion

Women are primarily responsible for collecting, transporting, and managing water at the household level. They have a major role in food production (growing crops and rearing livestock) and are custodians of knowledge of traditional crop varieties. Yet they have little or no power to make decisions about food or water resources. Ensuring gender equality and social inclusion in food, water, and energy-related decisions is one of our key priorities.