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

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

On International Women’s Day, Chris Williams writes that there is more to adding women to the workplace; they need an enabling space

The lack of adequate sanitation and waste systems presents a considerable challenge for sustainable waste management across Africa.

WSSCC Member Daniel Iroegbu’s inspirational work is impacting the lives of women and girls in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

Resources

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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.
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CSW61 Side Event Briefing Note: Women’s Access to Sanitation and Hygie...

Equality
Briefing note for the side event at CSW61 in New York on Women’s Access to Sanitation and Hygiene in the Informal Sector. Includes experiences of active women in West and Central Africa with findings from Cameroon, Niger and Senegal.
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CSW61 NY Side Event Report: Women’s access to sanitation and hygiene i...

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On March 20th, 2017 the Permanent Missions of Niger and Singapore to the United Nations in New York hosted an event on the sidelines of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. Co-organized by WSSCC and UN Women, this event highlighted the daily sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by women and girls in the informal economy. Evidence from Africa and Asia emphasized the overall neglect of basic services for safety, dignity and good health in marketplaces, offices, transport hubs and public spaces.
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National Policy Consultation Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene Management

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The Nepalese Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation (MoWSS), in collaboration with WSSCC hosted a high-level Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Policy Consultation workshop to initiate the development of a policy framework on MHM in Nepal. Workshop process report.