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Formative Research to Develop Appropriate Participatory Approaches towards Water, Sanitation, and Hy...

Collaboration
Most sanitation promotion approaches are only partially successful in providing short term increases in sanitation coverage and usage. BCC messages designed as marketing interventions often fail to address deeper underlying causes of resistance behind people’s reluctance to adopt improved and safe sanitation and hygiene. This study was undertaken with the objective of understanding perceptions, barriers, and motivators for improved sanitation behavior in rural India. Rural communities are not homogenous; they are also very divergent across the mountains, plains, deserts and coastal areas of India with mixed caste, tribal and Dalit composition. The study investigates how different disaggregated sets of people respond to the same questions on barriers to sanitation – women, men, adolescent girls and boys, children, old and infirm, tribal and non-tribal communities, village level functionaries, etc. The study was conducted in Gujarat, Telangana, and Jharkhand. An intensive field research was undertaken in nine villages between July and December 2015.
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Faire face à la réalité saignante: L’hygiène menstruelle comme priorité pour la réalisation de l’éga...

Equality
Une menstruation régulière est un signe de santé et de fécondité chez une femme. Pourtant, les menstruations sont entourées d’un halo de honte, de secret, d’embarras, de peur, d’humiliation, de silence, de tabou et de stigmatisation. Liées à ce tabou, de nombreuses normes culturelles et religieuses, souvent fondées sur des postulats patriarcaux, cherchent à empêcher tout contact avec les femmes et les filles en période de menstruation afin d'éviter une « contamination » ou de « devenir impur ». De ce fait, les femmes et les filles sont censées cacher leur menstruation et faire beaucoup d’efforts pour la dissimuler. Originalement publié en anglais en Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender 2015 (21/1), 1-37, cet article explore les défis en termes d’hygiène menstruelle au niveau pratique et politique. Il examine la position de l’hygiène menstruelle dans le cadre des droits humains, notamment concernant l’égalité des genres, ainsi que la manière dont elle peut se définir en termes de droit humains et la manière dont l’utilisation du cadre des droits humains et l’égalité de fait pourraient contribuer à donner une plus grande visibilité à l’hygiène menstruelle et à prioriser l’élaboration de stratégies et de solutions appropriées.Regular menstruation signals a woman’s health and fertility. Yet, menstruation is surrounded by shame, secrecy, embarrassment, fear, humiliation, silence, taboo, and stigma. Linked to this taboo, many cultural and religious norms often grounded in patriarchal assumptions seek to prevent contact with menstruating women and girls in order to avoid ‘contamination’ or ‘becoming impure’. Against this background, this article explores challenges for menstrual hygiene at the practical and policy level. It examines how menstrual hygiene is situated in the human rights framework, in particular gender equality, how menstrual hygiene can be defined in human rights terms and how using the framework of human rights and substantive equality may contribute to giving menstrual hygiene greater visibility and prioritizing the development of appropriate strategies and solutions.
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Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2015

Global Sanitation Fund
The 2015 GSF Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Fund’s activities and performance in 2015. The latest information on the GSF’s structure and concepts at the date of publication of this report is also provided, as they relate to its work in 2015. Through regular reporting, WSSCC aims to provide a clear impression of the GSF’s current and planned impact. WSSCC encourages support for the GSF and welcomes critical analysis of the Fund's key results and activities. Key sections in the report include: a message from the GSF Programme Director; highlights and achievements; how the Fund works; highlights from all 13 GSF-supported country programmes; and feature stories and testimonials from the people and partners central to the Fund. 2015 was a year of considerable progress, learning and innovation for country programmes, and the Fund as a whole. Since the GSF was established, over $112 million has been committed for 13 country programmes. These commitments, and the work of thousands of partners and champions, have enabled 10.87 million people to live in open defecation free environments; 6.62 million to gain access to improved toilets; and 15.69 million to gain access to handwashing facilities.
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Menstrual Hygiene Management, SDGs and the Private Sector – Women Deliver 2016 Session Highlights Re...

Equality
This cross-cutting session hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, WSSCC, and SCA highlighted the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management and the importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches to unlock multiple benefits for women and girls. The session also promoted detailed discussions on the roles and responsibilities each of us has to women and girls everywhere, regardless of our sector, occupation or geography. The session brought together experts from WASH, Human Rights, Education, Health and the private sector to share lessons and successes in policy and practice, with a specific focus on how multi-sectoral partnerships can collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Global Sanitation Fund Mid Term Evaluation – Synthesis Note

Global Sanitation Fund
In 2013, the GSF commissioned a mid-term evaluation of 10 of the national programmes it supports. This report is a synthesis 7 completed evaluation reports covering GSF-supported programmes in Cambodia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Uganda. WSSCC, which operates the GSF, issued a response to the main observations in the synthesis report, including specific follow up actions the Council will take in the coming year.WSSCC’s Management Response to the Global Sanitation Fund Independent Mid-Term Evaluation Synthesis Report
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Menstrual Hygiene Management: SDGs and the Private Sector – Official Partner Side Event at Women Del...

Equality
This cross-cutting session co-hosted by WSSCC and its partners will highlight the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management and the importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches to unlock multiple benefits for women and girls. Download our event flyer to find out more. This session will bring together experts from WASH, Human Rights, Education, Health and the private sector to share lessons and successes in policy and practice, with a specific focus on how multi-sectoral partnerships can collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
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WSSCC at Women Deliver 2016

Equality
Download the full programme below to find out more about our events at this year's Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a leading, global advocate for girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. We build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, and action that spark political commitment and investment in girls and women. For more information on Women Deliver, visit www.wd2016.org.
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