Information letter 8 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation

Highlighting the main points and events since the beginning of this year (1 January), this information letter focuses on: responding to the situation of refugee women and girls in Cameroon and providing some recommendations; the Joint Programme featured at the 60th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women through a side event on Achieving Gender Equality through WASH; the special focus of the Joint Programme on nomadic communities, refugee population and female genital mutilation through upcoming studies in three pilot countries; the review of the Yammer platform activities one year after its launch; the results of the trainers’ follow up survey; the first MHM Lab held in Niger this summer.

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Authors: WSSCC/UN Women Publication Date: October 2016 Publisher: WSSCC/UN Women No. of Pages: 8

Revenant sur les principaux points et évènements qui se sont déroulés depuis le début de l’année (janvier 2016), cette édition de la lettre d’information aborde les thèmes suivants : des recommandations afin de mieux répondre aux besoins des femmes et des filles réfugiées notamment au Cameroun ; le Programme Conjoint au niveau global à travers, entre autres, son évènement parallèle lors de la 60ème session de la Commission sur la Condition de la Femme (CSW); l’attention particulière portée par le Programme Conjoint sur les populations nomades, réfugiées ou excisées avec 3 prochaines études dans les pays pilotes; le bilan de l’activité de la plateforme Yammer des formateurs en GHM après une année d’existence ainsi que les résultats de l’enquête en ligne de suivi auprès des formateurs en GHM ; et enfin le premier Labo en GHM qui s’est tenu au Niger cet été.

Authors: WSSCC/ONU Femmes Publication Date: October 2016 Publisher: WSSCC/ONU Femmes No. of Pages: 8

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