The need to walk long distances to find water puts women and children at a higher risk of sexual abuse
By Lin Taylor
LONDON, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 17 million women and girls in Africa collect water every day, which increases their risk of sexual abuse, disease and dropping out of school, a study published on Wednesday has found.
It is one of the first studies to calculate how many women and children were responsible for water collection in Africa, the researchers said.
Using datasets from the World Bank, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF, and the U.S. Agency for Interna
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