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Break the Silence - Factsheet in Chinese

Menstrual hygiene is still a taboo subject, neglected in adolescent girls’ and women’s health, education and quality of life. Even sectors such as water and sanitation, which routinely deal with unmentionables such as excreta, ignore girls’ and women’s need for safe spaces to manage menstrual hygiene and mechanisms for safe disposal of materials used to absorb menstrual blood.

 

 

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Last updated: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:01

India WASH Forum - WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter, Issue # 38, January 2015

The India WASH Forum stands for an independent, credible voice in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter  is issued every second month and acts as an open platform for engagement on contemporary issues in WASH sector in India and elsewhere.

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Last updated: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:20

GSF experts share best practices to end open defecation in Togo

Sanitation professionals from GSF programmes in Benin and Madagascar joined their GSF counterparts in Togo in a workshop held mid-January in the capital, Lomé. Around 70 participants, including EU and Togolese government delegates pooled collective experience in promoting improved sanitation and gained a better understanding of the context, aims and intervention of the Global Sanitation Fund.

22 January 2015

Programme Conjoint « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement » - Lettre d’information n°3, décembre 2014

Durant le dernier trimestre de l’année 2014, la mise en oeuvre du programme conjoint a été marquée par une série d’événements internes et externes qui ont constitué d’importants défis. Tout d’abord, le renvoi de la Conférence AfricaSan a entrainé le report de différentes activités qui avaient pour but de mettre en lumière les besoins spécifiques des femmes et des filles en matière d’hygiène et d’assainissement dans la région.

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Author: WSSCC/ONU Femmes
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Last updated: Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:35

The Joint Programme on “Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation” - Info letter n°3, December 2014

A series of internal and external events marked the implementation of the Joint Programme in the last quarter of 2014 and presented some considerable challenges. First, the postponement of the AfricaSan conference resulted in the deferral of a number of activities designed to highlight specific hygiene and sanitation needs of women and girls in the region.

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Author: UN Women/WSSCC
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Last updated: Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:48

Démarrage des activités du Programme Conjoint Genre Hygiène et Assainissement au Niger

Le ministre de l’hydraulique et de l’assainissement Mr Wassalké Boukari salue le caractère inclusif de la réunion de planification stratégique et formule des recommandations pour la mise en œuvre du programme au Niger.

13 January 2015

Sanitation for Improved Lives of Women and Children - Report from a seminar organized by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and WaterAid

The purpose of this seminar was to raise awareness about the taboos and difficulties surrounding sanitation specifically as it relates to health and girls’ and women’s menstrual hygiene. The meeting was also a starting point to stimulate dialogue within Sida and among external actors about the relevance of sanitation and hygiene for women’s and children’s health and gender equity, and how Sida and Swedish actors can contribute to breaking oppressive taboos and improve access to adequate sanitation.

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Author: Sida Helpdesk for Environment and Climate Change
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Last updated: Mon, 01/12/2015 - 17:44

Nepal Sani-News: July - December 2014

The month of November brought some good news for the Global Sanitation Fund Programme in Nepal as Bajura became the second GSF supported district to become open defecation free (ODF) on November 28, 2014. On the following day, Arghakhanchi became the third GSF supported district to become ODF. With these, three of the six districts where GSF initially provided its support, have become open-defecation free and the remaining three are als moving ahead quickly. Sindhupalchowk has set the target o become an ODF district on March 15, 2015.

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12 January 2015
Last updated: Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:06

Call for Nominations for the WSSCC Steering Committee - NOW CLOSED

WSSCC is pleased to announce the upcoming Steering Committee Elections in 2015 with a call for nominations.

19 December 2014

Terai Madesh Sani-Update: A monthly update of the Terai campaign of the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Programme Nepal - November 2014 Issue

Based on the need to increase sanitation coverage, the government of Nepal, with the support of the GSF programme and other partners, is launching an intensive campaign focusing on the eight Terai districts. This monthly bulletin provides a summary of the activities and achievements of this campaign.

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17 December 2014
Last updated: Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:35