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The three-day event in Dakar highlights the need to explicitly include MHM in government strategies.

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A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled close to 11 million people to end open defecation.

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Prof. Tibaijuka opened the WSSCC’s Annual National Coordinator’s meeting in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania.

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The GSF focuses on continuous learning to boost implementation, innovation and advocacy.

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Sustainability is core to GSF-supported, country-led programmes.

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WSSCC has set up a series of information gathering exercises that will inform the development of the 2017-2020 strategy.

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WSSCC and its partners actively promoted MHM at the Women Deliver Conference 2016 in Copenhagen.

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Researchers from Cameroon, Niger and Senegal gathered discussed objectives and actions for an MHM pilot study across the 3 countries.

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Formative Research to Develop Appropriate Participatory Approaches towards Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Rural Areas

Collaboration

Most sanitation promotion approaches are only partially successful in providing short term increases in sanitation coverage and usage. BCC messages designed as marketing interventions often fail to address deeper underlying causes of resistance behind people’s reluctance to adopt improved and safe sanitation and hygiene. This study was undertaken with the objective of understanding perceptions, barriers, and motivators for improved sanitation behavior in rural India. Rural communities are not homogenous; they are also very divergent across the mountains, plains, deserts and coastal areas of India with mixed caste, tribal and Dalit composition. The study investigates how different disaggregated sets of people respond to the same questions on barriers to sanitation – women, men, adolescent girls and boys, children, old and infirm, tribal and non-tribal communities, village level functionaries, etc. The study was conducted in Gujarat, Telangana, and Jharkhand. An intensive field research was undertaken in nine villages between July and December 2015.
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UPLOADED 24 June 2016
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Faire face à la réalité saignante: L’hygiène menstruelle comme priorité pour la réalisation de l’égalité des genres

Equality

Une menstruation régulière est un signe de santé et de fécondité chez une femme. Pourtant, les menstruations sont entourées d’un halo de honte, de secret, d’embarras, de peur, d’humiliation, de silence, de tabou et de stigmatisation. Liées à ce tabou, de nombreuses normes culturelles et religieuses, souvent fondées sur des postulats patriarcaux, cherchent à empêcher tout contact avec les femmes et les filles en période de menstruation afin d'éviter une « contamination » ou de « devenir impur ». De ce fait, les femmes et les filles sont censées cacher leur menstruation et faire beaucoup d’efforts pour la dissimuler. Originalement publié en anglais en Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender 2015 (21/1), 1-37, cet article explore les défis en termes d’hygiène menstruelle au niveau pratique et politique. Il examine la position de l’hygiène menstruelle dans le cadre des droits humains, notamment concernant l’égalité des genres, ainsi que la manière dont elle peut se définir en termes de droit humains et la manière dont l’utilisation du cadre des droits humains et l’égalité de fait pourraient contribuer à donner une plus grande visibilité à l’hygiène menstruelle et à prioriser l’élaboration de stratégies et de solutions appropriées.Regular menstruation signals a woman’s health and fertility. Yet, menstruation is surrounded by shame, secrecy, embarrassment, fear, humiliation, silence, taboo, and stigma. Linked to this taboo, many cultural and religious norms often grounded in patriarchal assumptions seek to prevent contact with menstruating women and girls in order to avoid ‘contamination’ or ‘becoming impure’. Against this background, this article explores challenges for menstrual hygiene at the practical and policy level. It examines how menstrual hygiene is situated in the human rights framework, in particular gender equality, how menstrual hygiene can be defined in human rights terms and how using the framework of human rights and substantive equality may contribute to giving menstrual hygiene greater visibility and prioritizing the development of appropriate strategies and solutions.
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UPLOADED 24 June 2016
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Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2015

Global Sanitation Fund

The 2015 GSF Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Fund’s activities and performance in 2015. The latest information on the GSF’s structure and concepts at the date of publication of this report is also provided, as they relate to its work in 2015. Through regular reporting, WSSCC aims to provide a clear impression of the GSF’s current and planned impact. WSSCC encourages support for the GSF and welcomes critical analysis of the Fund's key results and activities. Key sections in the report include: a message from the GSF Programme Director; highlights and achievements; how the Fund works; highlights from all 13 GSF-supported country programmes; and feature stories and testimonials from the people and partners central to the Fund. 2015 was a year of considerable progress, learning and innovation for country programmes, and the Fund as a whole. Since the GSF was established, over $112 million has been committed for 13 country programmes. These commitments, and the work of thousands of partners and champions, have enabled 10.87 million people to live in open defecation free environments; 6.62 million to gain access to improved toilets; and 15.69 million to gain access to handwashing facilities.
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UPLOADED 13 June 2016
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Faire face à la réalité saignante: L’hygiène menstruelle comme priorité pour la réalisation de l’éga...

Equality

Cet article explore les défis en termes d’hygiène menstruelle au niveau pratique et politique. Il examine la position de l’hygiène menstruelle dans le cadre des droits humains.

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Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2015

Global Sanitation Fund

The 2015 GSF Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Fund’s activities and performance in 2015.

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Menstrual Hygiene Management, SDGs and the Private Sector – Women Deliver 2016 Session Highlights Re...

Equality

This cross-cutting session highlighted the issue of MHM and the importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches to unlock multiple benefits for women and girls.