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The event included able and disabled women and girls, who traveled from many parts of Nepal to share their real-life experiences.

What better way to promote the economy than to emphasize inclusive growth through sanitation for all?

WSSCC’s participation and partnerships at the conference reinforced the council’s achievements and commitments to the WASH sector.

The event in Dakar highlights the need to include MHM in government strategies.

UN Women and WSSCC are holding a five day workshop to train key stakeholders on MHM in Cameroon.

Ms. Nwankwo participated in a Menstrual Hygiene Management training organized by WSSCC last year.

WSSCC and UN Women issue a quarterly information letter on the Joint Programme on “Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation”.

The signing of a memorandum of understanding between WSSCC and the Government of Senegal in October 2015 takes the country a step closer towards much-needed policy and behaviour change to improve women’s and girls’ rights to water and sanitation. The agreement, coordinated through the Millennium Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme (PEPAM), is an integral part […]

The Government of India has approved a proposal to change the NBA guidlines, recognizing the importance of MHM.

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Best Practices of the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sani...

Equality
The Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation is designed and implemented by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in West and Central Africa. The Programme supports governments in the formulation of evidence based and inclusive policies that address the fulfilment of women’s and girls’ human rights to water and sanitation. One of the approaches of the programme is the training of trainers’ workshop for government officers who will act as agents of change and play a catalytic role in transforming sanitation, health and education policies to include women’s and girls’ rights. Over the last few years, the interconnectivity of sanitation with other sectors has become more and more evident. To achieve sanitation and hygiene for all, everywhere, it is critical to collaborate with other sectors, to develop new tools, systems and mechanisms for the delivery of WASH services in schools, markets, work places, public spaces, etc. After two years of implementation, the Joint Programme has contributed to filling knowledge gaps on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls living in West and Central Africa.Bonnes pratiques du programme conjoint genre hygiène et assainissement: Le Programme Conjoint Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement a été conçu et est mis en oeuvre par le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et l’Entité des Nations Unies pour l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes (ONU Femmes) en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Ce Programme appuie les gouvernements pour la formulation de politiques inclusives basées sur les résultats de la recherche, en faveur de l’exercice des droits humains des femmes et des filles à l’eau et à l’assainissement. Une des approches de ce programme est la formation des formateurs destinée prioritairement aux fonctionnaires gouvernementaux qui serviront d’agents de changement et qui joueront un rôle catalytique dans la transformation des politiques en matière d’assainissement, de santé et d’éducation pour y inclure les droits des femmes et des filles. Ces dernières années, l’interconnexion de l’assainissement avec les autres secteurs est devenue de plus en plus évidente. Pour que l’hygiène et l’assainissement concernent tout un chacun, partout, il est indispensable de collaborer avec d’autres secteurs et d’élaborer de nouveaux outils, systèmes et mécanismes qui apporteront les services WASH dans les écoles, sur les marchés, sur les lieux de travail, dans les lieux publics, etc Au bout de deux années de mise en œuvre, le Programme conjoint a contribué à combler les lacunes dans la connaissance de l’hygiène et de l’assainissement pour les femmes et les filles vivant en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.

Bridging the gap between research and policies on water issues – ...

Collaboration
This document contains a directory of entities committed to scientific and technological research on water issues that has been produced by CERFE under an Agreement for Performance of Work with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) signed on July 7th 2005. It is accompanied by a directory of ongoing and recent research projects conducted by the same institutions (vol. II, t. II) and a final report (vol. I). The latter describes the institutional, theoretical and methodological framework of the two directories and provides data on the two sets of research institutes and projects. Readers are thus invited to refer to this report for further information on the methodology employed. The directory contains a sheet for each institution. Sheets are numbered progressively and ordered by geographical area (sub-region) and, within each sub-region, by country in alphabetical order.

Sanitation is a business – Approaches for demand-orientated polic...

Collaboration
Hygiene and sanitation remain low on most agendas and are not openly talked. Despite being recognized as a contributing reason as to why around 1 billion people are living without adequate sanitation and hygiene. The “top down” approach of distributing latrines with subsidies, or even free, has not worked. So what’s next? This publication examines alternative solutions and presents a new paradigm urging policy makers and donors to advocate the use of the private sector to provide sustainable and demand driven solutions to sanitation needs. This emotional and possibly controversial issue is mapped out and summarized with global case studies which illustrate that sanitation can be a viable business.