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Findings of a new UN Women/WSSCC study in Niger on MHM practices were presented at a side event during CSW61.

Join us at CSW in New York for the findings of a new study on the sanitation and hygiene needs of women working in the informal sector in Niger.

Highlights from the side event at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

WSSCC joined passionate gender activists, civil society organizations & UN entities at CSW in New York.

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WASH in the informal sector – Experiences of women from West and ...

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In Niger, the lack of access to sanitation and scarcity of adequate information and facilities for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) are considerable challenges for women, hindering their participation in society, a new study by WSSCC and UN/Women has found. The findings of the study were presented at a side event on Women’s access to sanitation and hygiene in the informal sector on March 20th, during the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
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CSW60 – Achieving Gender Equality through WASH – Event programme...

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On 18 March 2016, WSSCC participated in a side event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations in New York, which addressed the role of WASH in women’s empowerment and sustainable development. Speakers shared experiences building on data and figures from recent studies carried out in West and Central Africa and South Asia. Organized by WSSCC, the event also featured contributions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and UN Women. In addition, the session explored the role of governments in strengthening national mechanisms and prioritizing the issue of gender. From Africa to South Asia, panelists explained how they are transforming policies to encourage inclusion, leveraging local resources and improving accountability mechanisms including national and regional reporting systems.
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Information letter 4 – Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and San...

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The release of research findings from Senegal and Cameroon provided a platform to voice women’s needs and call for action on menstruation at a meeting of global decision-makers in New York. The specific needs of young girls were also voiced to decision-makers at a regional education conference in Kigali. Such examples illustrate how the Joint Programme is making a difference on issues such as gender, equality, universal access and service delivery, all essential elements in the emerging global development agenda.Programme conjoint - Genre, hygiène et assainissement - Lettre d’information n°4: Le lancement des résultats des études réalisées au Sénégal et au Cameroun a offert une plateforme servant à faire entendre les besoins des femmes et des filles et à appeler à l’action sur les menstruations lors d’une conférence internationale des décideurs à New York. Les besoins spécifiques des jeunes filles ont également été entendus par les décideurs lors d’une conférence régionale à Kigali. De tels exemples illustrent la contribution du Programme Conjoint sur des problématiques telles que le genre, l’égalité, l’accès universel et la fourniture de services, autant d’éléments essentiels dans l’agenda de développement global en cours d’élaboration.