This article argues that following the Earth Summit, Brazil has pursued an ineffective water policy agenda, which has undermined women’s right to safe water and adequate sanitation. It sets out some examples of women’s involvement in water and sanitation programmes, and argues for the integration of strong gender perspectives in public policymaking and water distribution systems. The article concludes that development projects are currently falling short on tackling women’s complex needs and interests in relation to water.
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