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22 March- World Water Day 2014: fewer cases of diarrhea for this family with three generations all with latrines in Mbacké, Senegal

Diabou and her 10-year-old child used to have diarrhea, but after a triggering session, when the health team explained to everyone in the village about the campaign to end open-defecation, she spoke to her husband about getting a toilet of their own. They dug a pit and lined it with tires, Diabou cleans it daily and shows it off with pride.  

21 March 2014

UN Women and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in partnership to improve access to hygiene and sanitation for women and girls

On the margins of International Women's Day commemoration across Senegal and West and Central Africa, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) have formed an official partnership. The aim is to take action and to strengthen policies in health, hygiene and sanitation in order to contribute to improving economic and social living conditions for women and girls in West and Central Africa.

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9 March 2014

What a day! UN partners WSSCC and OHCHR gather diverse stakeholders to foreground sanitation, rights and dignity for women

Grass-roots activists shared inspirational experiences on reducing female circumcision in Senegal, raising awareness of lesbian and transgender issues in Nepal and working for the dignity of sex workers in India at a special meeting at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Friday.

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7 March 2014

Equality and Non-discrimination in focus at OHCHR-WSSCC session for International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will hold a high-level conference called ‘Inspiring Change to Promote Women’s Rights and Dignity’.

6 March 2014

WSSCC Supports Indian Government Effort to Integrate Menstrual Hygiene in Key Sanitation Programme

On any given day, up to 350 million women and girls in India menstruate, yet across the country menstrual blood is considered impure. Girls and women are expected to hide all signs of menstruation, shrouding this natural, life-affirming phenomenon in secrecy, superstition and stigma. And few people talk about menstruation until menarche actually occurs. The result of this wall of silence is fear, shame, absence from school and work leading to a vicious cycle of poor hygiene practices based on inadequate information – all of which are exacerbated by poverty and inappropriate facilities for changing, washing, drying and disposal.

20 December 2013

WSSCC and Channel Africa put the spotlight on water & sanitation at World Water Week 2013

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17 December 2013
Last updated: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:25

WSP Research Brief - Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets

Open defecation in Cambodia is among the highest in the world (65%) and stunting of under-five year old children remains high at 40%. A new research brief from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), "Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets", examines how the level of open defecation in a community is associated with shorter children in Cambodia.

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Last updated: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:32

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Training of Master Trainers in New Delhi, India - Report

This report presents the main highlights and insights from the Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) organised by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) held from September 24-27, 2013 in New Delhi with the support of the Indian Institute of Public Administration.

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Author: Shivangini Tandon/WSSCC
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Last updated: Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:43

Priscilla Achakpa - A voice for the silent majority

Last month WSSCC National Coordinator for Nigeria, Priscilla Achakpa spoke up for the voiceless at the 68th UN General Assembly. And people listened. Here she explains what the event means for WASH, WSSCC and the silent majority.

11 December 2013

Report of the Second Consultation on Post-2015 Monitoring of Drinking-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene The Hague, 3-5 December 2012

On 3, 4 and 5 December 2012, WHO and UNICEF convened some 60 international experts and stakeholders in drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene at a second Consultation on Post-2015 WASH Monitoring in The Hague, hosted by the Government of the Netherlands. They reviewed and discussed a consolidated proposal for the post-2015 targets and indicators, with underlying definitions, and recommended it serves as a sound basis for further refinement, for intensified communication and for the preparation of a final submission to UN Member States in their deliberations of the post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Last updated: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 13:26