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Differences in Gender Roles Related to Water

In this video Dr. Glenn Patterson and Dr. Melinda Laituri explore the differences in gender roles related to water.

Why do so many cultures have a tradition that the responsibility for fetching water falls on women and girls? Post your thoughts in the comments and take a moment to see what other learners are saying and respond to any other comments that resonate with you.

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Water for the People: Gender, Human Rights, and Diplomacy

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