Equality and Non-Discrimination

Equality, human rights and non-discrimination are central to ensuring access to safe water supply, adequate sanitation and good hygiene for all people, everywhere. Women and girls need privacy and dignity especially when they are menstruating; the elderly or disabled need adapted services.

Latest News

She is determined that no one is left behind in menstrual hygiene management

Presenting the Council’s documents and reports on Gender and WASH

On Labour Day, WSSCC’s Rockaya Aidara writes that attention must be drawn to WASH challenges for women in the workplace

We list some of our studies that evidence the links between poor sanitation and psycho-social stress

The universal nature of psycho social stress related to poor or inadequate sanitation is raised in this webinar

Findings of a new UN Women/WSSCC study in Niger on MHM practices were presented at a side event during CSW61.

The podcast encourages discussion on menstrual and feminine hygiene issues and the right to sanitation for women and girls.

Pour la journée internationale de la femme, le dirécteur exécutif du WSSCC , Chris Williams plaide pour une plus grande intégration des femmes sur le lieu de travail

Resources

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28 May – Menstrual Hygiene Day Social Media Kit

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Join us in celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Management Day on May 28! Please find the social media kit, with info graphics in French and English and photos to download here.FR versionFR versionFR versionFR version
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For Her : it’s the big issue – putting women at the centre of water su...

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This report is a collection of evidence, brief examples highlighting the effect and benefits of placing women at the core of planning, implementation and operations of Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) programmes. It is is organized around six Big Issues: Better services for all; Better health for all; Privacy and dignity; Women's health and well-being; Girls' school attendance; Women's status; and Income-generation. The experiences also show how women's empowerment and the improvement of water supply, sanitation facilities and hygiene practice are inextricably linked. One cannot be successfully achieved without the other. The report provides further proof that if women play a central role in water, sanitation and hygiene efforts, progress towards achieving all the Millennium Development Goals will be significantly advanced. The evidence comes from a variety of sources, some of it from recent literature, project reports and evaluations and some from personal correspondence with those involved, where changes are currently happening but not yet documented.
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Invitation to 2017 World Health Assembly Side Event: Health and Hygien...

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Join WSSCC, SCA and WaterAid at the WHO World Health Assembly for a morning side event on Health and Hygiene across the Life Course
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Guidelines on Gender Issues in Sanitation- Government of India

Equality
The following guidelines on Gender Issues in Sanitation have been issued by the Government of India.