‘Water warriors’: the US women banding together to fight for water justice

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Women have been deeply embedded in the movement for clean water and sanitation for decades, which has become even more pressing amid the pandemic

Deanna Miller Berry first learned of the scores of complaints about Denmark, South Carolina’s water supply, during her 2017 mayoral campaign.

For at least a decade, residents of the rural, predominantly Black and lower-income town “knew something was happening” and tried to sound the alarm, said Berry. “A lot of folks [were] complaining that they were starting to get sick, hair loss and skin issues.”

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