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Stop forcing women and girls into sex for water!

To the Government of Kenya and all world leaders:

We are horrified that forcing women and girls into paying for water with sex is legal in many parts of the world. We demand you to ban this horrific practice -- immediately! Everyone deserves to have safe access to necessities like food and water. 

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Stop forcing women and girls into sex for water!

Imagine being so desperate for water, you’d do anything to get it. Anything.

Experts estimate that tens of thousands of women and girls around the world -- and maybe many more -- face this situation every single day.

And corrupt water vendors in Kenya are taking advantage in the worst possible way, forcing them into sex for just a few litres.

Children are being abused, women’s lives shattered. They have no choice.

But here’s the really crazy thing: since there’s no law against this vile exploitation, it’s completely legal!

We could change that. Kenyan women’s rights groups say the government is considering a law to make this abuse illegal – and that massive show of global pressure could make all the difference.

They’re asking the Avaaz community to help – let’s lend our voices to some of the poorest, most vulnerable people on Earth, and demand an end to sex-for-water abuse. When our call is huge, we’ll deliver our voices to Kenya’s government.

Photo Credit: Mariella Furrer