Giorgio Armani’s global clean water initiative Acqua for Life reinforces its commitment to delivering access to water
To mark International Women’s Day, the Giorgio Armani Acqua for Life initiative underlines that one of the integral elements of women’s empowerment on a global scale is access to water, the absence of which reinforces gender inequality. Every day, women and girls around the world will spend a collective 200 million hours fetching water, a duty that deprives them of time that could otherwise be spent working, in education, or caring for their families. But when women are empowered with clean water and sanitation, it can change their world, allowing them to live their lives to their full potential.
Acqua for Life is Giorgio Armani’s initiative focusing on delivering universal access to drinking water in water-scarce regions. Initiated in 2010, the same year that the United Nations recognized the right to water and sanitation as a human right, Acqua for Life has been a commitment for the brand ever since. In 2021, the cumulative level of funding that Acqua for Life has provided to its strategic partners over the years will hit the 10 million Euros mark.
Over the last three years, renowned photographer Viviane Sassen has visited both Madagascar and Nepal to capture Acqua for Life projects with its strategic partner WaterAid. From her visits, Viviane Sassen has created a film and photographs that convey the transformative impact that clean water has on the daily lives of local communities. Through the joyful and optimistic lens of the artist, the film and images illustrate the intrinsic connection between water and life.
Looking to the future, Acqua for Life is committed to continue expanding its engagement with communities around the world to deliver universal access to safe drinking water.
 Donations include Green Cross International, Unicef USA, WaterAid and Water.org figures for the Acqua for Life program between 2010 and 2021. Beneficiaries include Green Cross International, Unicef USA, WaterAid and Water.org figures between 2011 and 2021.