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Global Sanitation Fund programmes are designed to incorporate gender considerations and equity dimensions.

The podcast encourages discussion on menstrual and feminine hygiene issues and the right to sanitation for women and girls.

Do you know what the stress points are for women and girls in their daily sanitation routines? How do they cope? Join our March 2nd webinar.

The mission was to collect data to make proposals for a better integration of MHM into sanitation projects.

Gender equality, serving the most vulnerable, and addressing the particular needs of women and girls are among the core principles of the GSF.

On April 4, WSSCC was honoured to host a reception to formally welcome the Honourable Minister Amina J Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Nigeria as the new Chair of WSSCC.

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

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 […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Management – The experience of nomadic and sede...

Equality
This study examines and analyses behaviours and practices for the management of menstrual hygiene and their impact on the living conditions of sedentary and nomadic women and girls in Niger. The study was carried out in the regions of Maradi, Zinder, Tahoua and Tillabéri under the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa and implemented by WSSCC and UN Women. The findings of the study reveal various shortcomings, especially in rural areas and, more specifically, among nomadic populations. It highlights that women and girls can fully participate in society and the economy and lead active lives in school, work and leisure if they are better informed. The study also recommends that MHM needs to be clearly articulated in public policies and national strategies with associated budgets and monitoring systems.La présente étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) examine et analyse les comportements et les pratiques en matière de gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle et leur impact sur les conditions de vie des femmes et des filles sédentaires et nomades au Niger. L’étude été réalisée dans quatre régions du Niger: Maradi, Zinder, Tahoua, et Tillabéri. Elle s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme conjoint du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement WSSCC et d’ONU Femmes « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement » mené en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre.
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WSSCC Women’s Week 2017 – Social media package

Equality
Did you know that women, on average, menstruate 3,000 days in their lifetime? Join us in celebrating International Women's Day on March 8 by sharing our MHM factoid and our member story in English and in French.
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SDC Global Brief – Global Programme Water

Collaboration
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) undertakes a range of activities with the aim to bring sanitation and hygiene to the attention of high-level decision makers. By promoting universal access to sanitation facilities where they are needed, SDC is making a concrete contribution to improving public hygiene and the living conditions of the most vulnerable people.
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Listening – To those working with communities in Africa, Asia, an...

Equality
Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars, 1 billion people still lack safe water and almost 2.4 billion lack safe sanitation. The time has therefore come to re-orient national and international efforts in support of a different approach. ‘LISTENING’ is about that new approach. It is an approach which has learnt from the failures of the past and begun to achieve well-documented successes of its own. But it is an approach that is not yet universally accepted because of the many vested interests that stand in its way. In brief, decentralization and empowerment of people and communities to enable them to take more control of their own lives and to support them in achieving their own development goals must be the method and the aim. But this does not mean that the responsibility to mobilise additional resources for the poor, and to create an enabling environment within which they can move forward, should be abandoned. In fact the responsibility for initiating and supporting community-led approaches means an even greater and more demanding role for government. ‘LISTENING’ attempts to bring these lessons – through the voices of many of those who have been most closely involved – to a wider international audience.À L’ÉCOUTE - De ceux qui œuvrent avec les populations d’Afrique, d’Asie et d’Amérique latine à la réalisation des objectifs des Nations Unies sur l’accès à l’eau et l’assainissement.