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31 May 2016

We are pleased to announce Dr. Preeti Aggarwal as the winner of the February 2016 members’ photo contest!

27 May 2016

Menstruation and menstrual hygiene are emerging as pivotal issues for gender equality, human rights and development.

8 March 2016

This sourcebook is a work in progress incorporating lessons, innovations and best practices happening across India and other countries.  It draws on contributions and experiences from many different sources in India and internationally. This includes contributions from District Collectors, Magistrates and others at workshops in Bhopal (Getting to Swachh Bharat Gramin Faster through Rapid Action […]

28 January 2016

This blog was written by Kiran Gandhi, gender equality activist and musician,  and John Harvey, Senior Project Implementation and Communications Officer, Binti LLP. In April 2015, I ran the London Marathon bleeding-freely on the first day of my period in order to raise awareness about period stigma around the world. Many here in the western hemisphere don’t believe […]

7 December 2015

This blog was written by Virginia Kamowa, Senior Programme Officer for Global Advocacy at WSSCC. For feedback and questions, please send an e-mail to virginia.kamowa@wsscc.org. Seventy-one participants from south India and Kenya have learnt how to train others on menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and also influence MHM policy and practice at all levels, thanks to […]

9 November 2015

Emerging evidence demonstrates how inadequate access to water and sanitation is linked to psychosocial stress, especially among women, forcing them to navigate social and physical barriers during their daily sanitation routines. This study examines sanitation-related psychosocial stress (SRPS) across women’s reproductive lives in three distinct geographic sites (urban slums, rural villages, and rural tribal villages) […]

2 November 2015

New Delhi, India – 30 October 2015 – Today, the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that it will amplify its support to the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the Government of India’s (GOI) programme to achieve a Clean India by 2019, by establishing an in country India Support Unit and bolstering its work […]

7 July 2015

Pregnancy is usually a happy time for women and their families. But, for some women, pregnancy ends unhappily. Some women lose their baby during early pregnancy (spontaneous abortion or miscarriage) or during late pregnancy (stillbirth). Others have their baby earlier than expected (preterm birth) or have a baby with low birth weight, two outcomes that […]

30 June 2015

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices vary worldwide and depend on the individual’s socioeconomic status, personal preferences, local traditions and beliefs, and access to water and sanitation resources. MHM practices can be particularly unhygienic and inconvenient for girls and women in poorer settings. Little is known about whether unhygienic MHM practices increase a woman’s exposure to […]

21 May 2015

These research briefing notes investigate the impact of inadequate access to WASH facilities on women & girls in India and Bangladesh.

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