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Drawing your attention to the programmes’ documentation on sanitation behaviour practices in Senegal

The GSF works with schools and the broader education sector to achieve sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all

On International Women’s Day, Chris Williams writes that there is more to adding women to the workplace; they need an enabling space

The lack of adequate sanitation and waste systems presents a considerable challenge for sustainable waste management across Africa.

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

The analysis provides recommendations on the methodology that the GSF can use to better track VfM aspects within supported programmes.

In June, July and August WSSCC reached out to its members and partners in 16 countries through dedicated national consultations.

Researchers gathered discussed objectives and actions for an MHM pilot study.

Menstruation and menstrual hygiene are emerging as pivotal issues for gender equality, human rights and development.

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.

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 […]

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CSW61 Side Event: Women’s Access to Sanitation and Hygiene in Inf...

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On March 20th, 2017 the Permanent Missions of Niger and Singapore to the United Nations in New York hosted an event on the sidelines of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. Co-organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women, this event highlighted the daily sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by women and girls in the informal economy. Read the event report here.Briefing note for the side event at CSW61 in New York on Women’s Access to Sanitation and Hygiene in the Informal Sector. Includes experiences of active women in West and Central Africa with findings from Cameroon, Niger and Senegal.

Value for Money Study in Global Sanitation Fund Programmes – Synt...

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With maturing programmes and results steadily growing, the GSF is not only interested in the real cost of reaching results, but also in deepening its understanding of resources invested by communities, governments, and other partners. This is critical in further developing a model for scaling up sanitation and hygiene. With these aspects in mind, a multi-country value for money study was commissioned by the GSF in 2015, and carried out by Oxford Policy Management. This synthesis report explores the methodology and findings from the study. Moreover, it provides recommendations on the methodology which the GSF can utilize to track better value for money aspects within supported programmes.

Global Sanitation Fund Mid Term Evaluation – Synthesis Note

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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

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.

WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation ...

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Coinciding with global agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this issue of the Information Letter focuses on: efforts in Niger to incorporate gender issues in new national strategy and policy processes; menstrual hygiene management (MHM) training for humanitarian actors working in refugee camps in Cameroon; highlights from World Water Week in Stockholm; and Joint Programme actions to encourage the development of participatory and inclusive MHM training and collaboration tools for West and Central African users.Programme conjoint « Genre, hygiène et assainissement » Lettre d’information nº 6 - Coïncidant avec l’accord mondial sur les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), cette édition de la Lettre d’information aborde les thèmes suivants : les efforts déployés au Niger pour intégrer les questions de genre dans la nouvelle stratégie nationale et l’élaboration des politiques publiques ; l’organisation d’une formation en gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) pour les acteurs humanitaires qui travaillent dans les camps de réfugiés au Cameroun ; les temps forts de la Semaine mondiale de l’eau à Stockholm; et les actions entreprises par le Programme conjoint pour encourager le développement d’outils de formation et de collaboration participatifs et inclusifs en matière de GHM à l’intention des utilisateurs d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.

Information letter 5 – Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and San...

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One year since the launch of the Joint Programme, progress is evident in all three focus countries. This issue of the Information Letter features highlights from AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal; the release of new survey data from Cameroon; and an important milestone in Niger - the MHM training workshop in Niamey.Lettre d’information n° 5 – Programme conjoint Genre, hygiène et assainissement - Un an après le lancement du Programme conjoint, des progrès ont été réalisés dans les trois pays cibles. Cette édition de la lettre d’information présente les temps forts de la 4e conférence AfricaSan qui s’est déroulée à Dakar au Sénégal. Elle revient aussi sur les nouvelles données des études menées au Cameroun et sur un événement important qui a eu lieu à Niamey, au Niger : l’atelier de formation sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM).

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) – Studies on Behaviour and Pra...

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At present, there are no public policies in West or Central Africa mentioning menstrual hygiene management. Under the UN Women/Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) joint programme, ˮGender, Hygiene and Sanitationˮ a survey, combined with focus groups discussion and interviews, was conducted in the Louga region of Senegal, in June 2014. The outcomes of this study provided critical information about menstrual hygiene management knowledge and practices in the region.Briefing Note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Louga Region, SenegalÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Louga, SénégalNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Louga, SénégalThe study of menstrual hygiene management in the Kedougou region (Senegal) is the second in a series of research studies undertaken by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women as part of the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa. Available information on menstrual hygiene management, (MHM) is extremely limited and behaviour and practices are largely undocumented. The study’s main objective is to establish a database of information on public policies, behaviour and practices with regard to menstrual hygiene management and to analyse their impact on the living conditions of women and girls in this largely rural and impoverished region of Senegal.Briefing Note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Kedougou Region, SenegalÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Kédougou, SénégalNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle – Comportements et pratiques dans la région de Kédougou, SénégalThis study is the third in a series by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women within the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa. The study focused on two localities with different socio-cultural profiles: Kye-Ossi in the south and Bamoungoum in the west. It reports on the current state of MHM-related practices and behaviours and analyses infrastructure and public policies. Additionally the study investigates the availability and relevance of information on MHM and evaluates the impact of the situation on people’s living conditions, their health, educational levels and the employment of women and girls.Briefing note – Menstrual Hygiene Management Behaviour and Practices in the Kye-Ossi and Bamoungoum Regions, Cameroon – Findings and recommendationsÉtude – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle dans les régions de Kyé-Ossi et Bamoungoum, CamerounNote de synthèse – Gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle dans les régions de Kyé-Ossi et Bamoungoum, Cameroun

Information letter 2 – Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and San...

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Since its launch in March 2014, the joint programme on ”Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation” has been dedicated to making women’s voices heard and contributing to making their rights a reality, especially the human right to water and sanitation. In just a few months, several large projects have been launched. The study carried out in June in the Louga region of Senegal was one of the first successes. It marks an important milestone because it documents how the lack of suitable facilities affects the everyday lives of women and girls in this region in a very specific way. In this second information letter, we present this survey’s main conclusions and give you an overview of the programme’s different activities and the emerging synergies that will help improve menstrual hygiene management.Programme Conjoint « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement », Lettre d’information n°2, août 2014: Cette deuxième lettre d’information vous propose de découvrir les principales conclusions de l’étude de Louga ainsi que de faire un tour d’horizon des différentes activités du programme et des synergies qui se font jour pour améliorer la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Cliquez ci-dessous pour télécharger la lettre.