Reaching the Unreached: Listening to South Asian voices on Equity and Inclusion in WASH

Date: 23rd October 2013

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The video draws on the perspectives of those whose voices are often not heard, such as the disabled, children, the elderly, the very poor and other excluded groups to highlight some of the complex factors concerning equitable access to sanitation and hygiene in the region. With the aid of specific examples from Nepal, India and Pakistan the video analyses barriers to access through the lens of socio-cultural, economic, political, geographic, environmental and administrative factors. In doing this, it points to the Colombo Declaration through which governments from the region have committed themselves to improving access to sanitation and hygiene.

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) commissioned this film as part of a related five-country research study conducted by the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA).

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