When girls and women endure restricted access to resources such as land, energy, and water and sanitation, there are far-reaching implications. These can affect their health, education, housing, and livelihoods, as well as the safety and sustainability of the environments in which they live. This brief explores seven solutions highlighting gender-responsive approaches that create an enabling environment for effective and secure access to resources. These solutions include increasing access to clean energy both outside and inside the home, securing land and inheritance rights for women, employing a comprehensive approach for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), including women in all decisions related to resource management, and improving water services and Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
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