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Title:
THE GENDER "FLUID": EVALUATING THE BURDEN OF INDIAN WOMEN IN URBAN WATER ACCESS

Authors:
Tanvi Gupta

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Tanvi Gupta
Jumeirah College, UAE

MLA 8
Gupta, Tanvi. "THE GENDER "FLUID": EVALUATING THE BURDEN OF INDIAN WOMEN IN URBAN WATER ACCESS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 5702-5708, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=437. Accessed Aug. 2019.
APA
Gupta, T. (2019, August). THE GENDER "FLUID": EVALUATING THE BURDEN OF INDIAN WOMEN IN URBAN WATER ACCESS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(8), 5702-5708. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=437
Chicago
Gupta, Tanvi. "THE GENDER "FLUID": EVALUATING THE BURDEN OF INDIAN WOMEN IN URBAN WATER ACCESS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 8 (August 2019), 5702-5708. Accessed August, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=437.

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Abstract:
Contamination and scarcity of water in India is an ever growing problem. Policy in the sphere of management and regulation of water fails to recognize the narratives of women, who are disproportionately burdened by the lack of access to clean water. Despite an international consensus on the importance of gender mainstreaming in water policy, there is a lack of literature or effective assimilation of the needs of women. This paper aims to highlight the invisible voices and narratives of rural women and the effects on their health and well being, and highlight the need for representation of women in this sphere by considering aspects of feminist theory. The paper finally poses basic policy recommendations to ensure that womens' voices are heard and their knowledge is effectively used in this sphere.