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Participants shared best practices, common challenges, and promising innovations to end open defecation by 2025.

WSSCC's chair made an inspiring speech at the event. Credit: WSSCC

The first ever Global Citizen Festival in India took place in Mumbai with an unprecedented gathering of 80,000 citizens from India.

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To support and accelerate India’s Swachh Bharat Mission for a clean India for all.

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The 2016 GSF Learning Event produced lessons on scale, sustainability, equality and monitoring for sanitation and hygiene programmes.

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Sessions discussed the impact of quality research evidence on the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in India.

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Like India, a disproportionate number of Nigerians – over 110 million – have little or no access to improved sanitation.

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What better way to promote the economy than to emphasize inclusive growth through sanitation for all?

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The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai aims to foster dialogue on sanitation for vulnerable groups in India.

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Gender and Community-Led Total Sanitation – CLTS engagement, outcomes and empowerment in Malagasy communities

Global Sanitation Fund

In order to better understand the link between gender dynamics and the impact of its Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions, the GSF supported a study in a small number of communities in Madagascar in 2015. These communities are in the area covered by the GSF-supported programme in Madagascar, known locally as ‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ (FAA). This ‘GSF in focus’ case study highlights and reflects on the study.
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UPLOADED 2 December 2016
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A gender case study of the experience and outcomes of Fonds D’Appui pour l’assainissement (FAA) Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions in Madagascar

Global Sanitation Fund

This study explores the role that gender plays in shaping the experience and outcomes of the Fonds D’Appui pour l’assainissement (FAA) Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions in Madagascar. Through a qualitative study in four villages in the Itasy region, this study finds that there is a difference in the way women and men actively engage in the CLTS process. Despite this, it finds that gender does not prevent people from realizing the benefits of sanitation and indeed some empowerment outcomes including increased respect, new roles for women and improved voice in the community around sanitation. However, the ability to contribute to decision-making and change gender stereotypes around roles and responsibilities, such as for cleaning and maintaining the toilet, raises questions for women and men’s long-term sanitation facilities and behaviours.
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UPLOADED 1 December 2016
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Best Practices of the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation

Equality

The Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation is designed and implemented by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in West and Central Africa. The Programme supports governments in the formulation of evidence based and inclusive policies that address the fulfilment of women’s and girls’ human rights to water and sanitation. One of the approaches of the programme is the training of trainers’ workshop for government officers who will act as agents of change and play a catalytic role in transforming sanitation, health and education policies to include women’s and girls’ rights. Over the last few years, the interconnectivity of sanitation with other sectors has become more and more evident. To achieve sanitation and hygiene for all, everywhere, it is critical to collaborate with other sectors, to develop new tools, systems and mechanisms for the delivery of WASH services in schools, markets, work places, public spaces, etc. After two years of implementation, the Joint Programme has contributed to filling knowledge gaps on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls living in West and Central Africa.Bonnes pratiques du programme conjoint genre hygiène et assainissement: Le Programme Conjoint Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement a été conçu et est mis en oeuvre par le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et l’Entité des Nations Unies pour l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes (ONU Femmes) en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Ce Programme appuie les gouvernements pour la formulation de politiques inclusives basées sur les résultats de la recherche, en faveur de l’exercice des droits humains des femmes et des filles à l’eau et à l’assainissement. Une des approches de ce programme est la formation des formateurs destinée prioritairement aux fonctionnaires gouvernementaux qui serviront d’agents de changement et qui joueront un rôle catalytique dans la transformation des politiques en matière d’assainissement, de santé et d’éducation pour y inclure les droits des femmes et des filles. Ces dernières années, l’interconnexion de l’assainissement avec les autres secteurs est devenue de plus en plus évidente. Pour que l’hygiène et l’assainissement concernent tout un chacun, partout, il est indispensable de collaborer avec d’autres secteurs et d’élaborer de nouveaux outils, systèmes et mécanismes qui apporteront les services WASH dans les écoles, sur les marchés, sur les lieux de travail, dans les lieux publics, etc Au bout de deux années de mise en œuvre, le Programme conjoint a contribué à combler les lacunes dans la connaissance de l’hygiène et de l’assainissement pour les femmes et les filles vivant en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.
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UPLOADED 30 November 2016
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Gender and CLTS - CLTS engagement, outcomes and empowerment in Malagasy communities

Global Sanitation Fund

In order to better understand the link between gender dynamics and the impact of its Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions, the GSF supported a study in a small number of communities in Madagascar in 2015. These communities are in the area covered by the GSF-supported programme in Madagascar, known locally as ‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ […]

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A gender case study of the experience and outcomes of FAA CLTS interventions in Madagascar

Global Sanitation Fund

This study explores the role that gender plays in shaping the experience and outcomes of the Fonds D’Appui pour l’assainissement (FAA) Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions in Madagascar.

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Best Practices of the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation

Equality

After two years of implementation, the Joint Programme has contributed to filling knowledge gaps on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls living in West and Central Africa.

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WSSCC Annual Report 2015

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Throughout its 25 years of existence, WSSCC has envisaged a world where everyone has access to sustained water supply, sanitation and hygiene and, since 2008, has deliberately chosen to focus on ensuring access to sanitation and hygiene. This work is primarily driven through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), supporting large scale sanitation and hygiene improvement […]