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

The Netherland’s Senior Policy Officer for WASH raises important issues surrounding MHM

Drawing your attention to the programmes’ documentation on sanitation behaviour practices in Senegal

Ensuring that the sanitation challenges for women are outlined to wide audiences

The session drew attention to sustainable hygiene and health solutions, highlighting policy advances and often-neglected areas of sanitation

Celebrations led by our partners around the world had great effect on MHM Day

Nupur shares her journey from the fear and isolation of first menses to becoming an MHM champion

In order to truly break the silence let’s ensure that periods are no longer considered as shameful

Managing menstruation in a safe and hygienic way can deeply impact the lives and prospects of women and girls

Resources

Health and Hygiene across the Life Course: World Health Assembly 2017 ...

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During the World Health Assembly 2017, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), SCA, Government of Kenya and WaterAid came together to share approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices and to raise standards across the life course, from childhood to adolescence, from motherhood to menopause, to old age and responding to disabilities. The session took place in the morning on 24 May 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, and was attended by more than 40 international delegates from UN agencies, private sector, member states, NGOs and academia.

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

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.

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