The Right to Water

Maddy M.
Posted April 29, 2012 from Nicaragua

Please, find the digital story here:

This digital story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous new media and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.Voices of Our Future 2012 Assignments: Multimedia

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Jana Potter
May 01, 2012
May 01, 2012

Maddy, your presentation is so well done. Congratulations! Water is indeed a key human rights issue. Thank you for taking on this topic and for sharing the story of a community facing this challenge. I hope all of the women you featured have been able to see this photo essay!

Shirley Clark
May 03, 2012
May 03, 2012

Thank you for bringing such an important topic to our attention. It is very easy to forget the difficulty many experience with obtaining fresh water when we can easily turn on a tap. Your pictures and words clearly told the story and I will think about this often. My best wishes to you.

Stella Paul
May 03, 2012
May 03, 2012

Dear Maddy

We are having the same problem of acute water shortage and huge business by private companies selling water. So I understand your pain. Keep it up sister, together we can make the world better.

Jensine Larsen
May 06, 2012
May 06, 2012

Dear Maddy - I am very impressed with your piece - the photos are unique and tell a powerful story. You did a great job with the marriage of words and images - and the colors make it look very modern and compelling. This is a story that must be told!! I applaud you for telling it.

Thais Moraes
May 08, 2012
May 08, 2012

Dear Maddy,

Your piece is really moving. I think it was truly wonderful the way you analyzed such a serious and wide issue in its most real-life aspects. That is, you have successfully managed to show first hand the impacts of the water crisis in the lives of people, in an engaging and critical way. The photos are really unique. You have accomplished one of World Pulse's greatest missions: providing a unique perspective on a topic that is not usually covered by mainstream media.

You should be very proud of yourself!

Warmly,

ThaĆ­s

Pushpa Achanta
May 09, 2012
May 09, 2012

Dear sister Maddy,

Thanks for sharing this powerful and important piece in a touching and beautiful manner. Humans have reduced water sources to war zones where women suffer most. Fortunately, some are overcoming these challenges through simple, traditional and innovative conservation methods.

Love, Pushpa

Onni Milne
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 14, 2012

Hello. I live in a world where I get the water I need by turning on a tap. You showed what happens when that simple act does not exist. I shuddered to think of people drinking the water I saw in pots or in the reservoir. It is no wonder children get ill from drinking the water. I wish to share a link to a website that you may want to share with your contacts in Nicaragua:http://www.scidev.net/en/news/banana-peel-can-purify-water-say-scientist...

We are fighting over oil sources today. Even today, battles over water have begun. They will become more frequent and more violent as we continue to destroy the sources we have now.