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The session drew attention to sustainable hygiene and health solutions, highlighting policy advances and often-neglected areas of sanitation

The event will discuss approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices across the different stages of life

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

WSSCC Chair Amina J. Mohammed also commits to empowering 15 million people to end open defecation by 2020.

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

WSSCC looks forward to contributing to discussions with partners and stakeholders during events this week at the United Nations General Assembly.

WSSCC and its partners actively promoted MHM at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen.

Archana Patkar (WSSCC) and Kersti Strandqvist (SCA) were featured speakers during the 2015 Global Child Forum, a prestigious event attended by high-level representatives from business, civil society, government and academia. The GCF is hosted annually by the King and Queen of Sweden, and takes place at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This year’s theme was […]

How can private sector companies help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations? The young woman is crying. She is scared. “Is it supposed to be like this?” she wonders. “Am I going to die?” She stays home from school the next day, and the day after that. She misses a week […]

WSSCC and SCA have concluded the first chapter of an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls.

The seminar, “Hygiene Matters 2014” focused on the findings of a recent survey conducted in seven Chinese cities.

The girls participated in an MHM training session organized by SCA and WSSCC through their public-private partnership on the issue.

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Health and Hygiene across the Life Course: World Health Assembly ...

Equality
During the World Health Assembly 2017, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), SCA, Government of Kenya and WaterAid came together to share approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices and to raise standards across the life course, from childhood to adolescence, from motherhood to menopause, to old age and responding to disabilities. The session took place in the morning on 24 May 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, and was attended by more than 40 international delegates from UN agencies, private sector, member states, NGOs and academia.

Joining Forces for Progress – Hygiene Matters Report 2016

Collaboration
Through its Hygiene Matters initiative, SCA raises awareness of the connection between hygiene, health and wellbeing around the world. As part of this initiative, since 2008, SCA has conducted five surveys to gather insights about global hygiene perceptions, issues and behaviours to contribute to a knowledge-based public debate with the goal of strengthening the possibility of improved hygiene for people everywhere. This year’s Hygiene Matters Report, created in cooperation with WSSCC, aims to advance awareness among policy makers and key stakeholders by visualizing and quantifying the value of investments in hygiene, shedding light on forces that are hindering development and showcasing innovative solutions that are driving it forward.

Menstrual Hygiene Management, SDGs and the Private Sector – Women...

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.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: SDGs and the Private Sector – Offic...

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.