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The media plays a vital role to rally decision makers, policy makers, and the general public about the need for safe water, adequate sanitation and proper hygiene behaviour. Let us help you explore how good sanitation and hygiene helps human health, dignity, and economic well-being, and protects the environment.


Please explore the below tools or  contact us for help with interviews, materials and research on sanitation - one of the most important stories of the century. 

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: a case study ...

From 19 February to 9 March 2018, the 69th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) took place in Geneva. CEDAW is the body of 23 independent experts on women’s rights from around the world that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against […]

WSSCC and UN Women to host side event on 20 March at the Commission on the ...

WSSCC and UN Women will convene a side event on 20 March in New York during the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The cross-cutting session, entitled Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa, will highlight the issue of unlocking multiple benefits for rural women and girls […]

Clean Hands for All: New tools for hygiene advocacy

Handwashing with soap is an amazing tool to defeat diarrheal diseases, reduce newborn and child mortality, and much more.

Leave No One Behind: an MHM toolkit for women and girls with visual and hea...

In keeping with the SDG principle of LNOB, WSSCC developed an MHM tool kit that can be used by women and girls with visual and hearing impairments.

WSSCC facilitated its first ever MHM training for parliamentarians in Tanza...

WSSCC facilitated a MHM training for Tanzanian Members of Parliament (MP) from the 10th to 11th of February 2018, in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Breaking the silence on menstruation: Menstrual Hygiene Management Training...

WSSCC conducted a 5-day training of trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management for government officials across different departments in Saharanpur.

Audreyanna Thomas elected to WSSCC Steering Committee Seat for Small Island...

WSSCC is pleased to announce that Ms. Audreyanna Thomas of Guyana is the winner of the election held in February 2018 for the Small Island Developing States.

Equality and non-discrimination research among WSSCC offerings at 5-9 March...

WSSCC will engage actively in WASH Futures: Collaboration for Universal WASH 2018, which takes place 5-9 March in Brisbane, Australia.

WSSCC seeks a new Chairperson for its Steering Committee

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is seeking a new Chairperson for its Steering Committee. Expressions of interest welcome by 17 March.

Announcing postponement of the elections for the South Asia Steering Commit...

WSSCC members may now vote for two Steering Committee candidates from South Asia, Dr Megha Phansalkar and Dr. Kamal Kar.

Photos And Videos

UN in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

In Nepal, the fund supports sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the country, which hopes to obtain open defecation free status by 2017. Since GSF started in Nepal in 2010, over half a million people have access to improved toilets.

WSSCC AfricaSan 2015 – Seeing is believing!

The WSSCC visited rural communities in the region of Matam, Senegal. It was an unprecedented opportunity to engage with communities and hear about their successes and challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Reaching the Unreached in South Asia

This new film 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.

Press Releases

Please explore the below press releases, which detail the latest and most important WSSCC and WASH-industry news for download.

Unjela Kaleem joins WSSCC as Head of External Affairs, Communications and C...

Ms. Kaleem joined WSSCC in February leading the department of External Affairs, Communications and Coordination

Congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed, the next Deputy Secretary-General (DS...

The WSSCC family extends its congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed on her nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN.

Sanitation Action Summit Urges Swachh Bharat to Leave No One Behind

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

Former WSSCC Chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC Chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

WSSCC Policy Workshop in Senegal aims to integrate Menstrual Hygiene Manage...

The event in Dakar highlights the need to include MHM in government strategies.

UN Women and WSSCC to Promote Menstrual Hygiene Management in Cameroon

UN Women and WSSCC are holding a five day workshop to train key stakeholders on MHM in Cameroon.

Addis Ababa development finance talks will deliver “concrete” action, says ...

In the run-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development, the head of UNDESA has said that “concrete deliverables” will be the key outcome of the event.

GSF reports large-scale advances in sanitation & hygiene for communities in...

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled 7 million people in more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation.

UN Women and WSSCC Call for Global Action on Ending Menstruation Taboos and...

Studies reveal that women and girls lack access to clean water, private spaces for managing their menstruation, and functioning toilets.

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