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Starting the conversation in West and Central Africa - WSSCC and UN Women break the silence on menstruation

WSSCC and UN Women began active implementation of their new partnership when over 600 young women and girls from the Louga region of Senegal were surveyed about their menstrual hygiene knowledge, attitudes and practices from 13 to 15 June 2014. The community-level discussions in Louga, Linguère and Kébémer were the first activity in the joint "Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation" programme. This multi-year partnership aims 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.

19 June 2014

Starting the conversation in West and Central Africa - WSSCC and UN Women break the silence on menstruation

WSSCC and UN Women [1] began active implementation of their new partnership when over 600 young women and girls from the [1] http://www.unwomen.org/ …

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Author: JavierAcebal/WSSCC/UN Women
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16 June 2014
Last updated: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 16:28

Beyond the anecdotal, unscientific or hard-to-validate: new grant opportunity from WSSCC on impact evaluation in sanitation

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has announced a Call For Proposals (CFP) for grant support for work relating to the ‘design and implementation of impact evaluation of sanitation and hygiene programmes’.  The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014. 

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19 May 2014

New UNICEF/WHO report says WASH gains mask growing inequalities

DUBAI, 8 May 2014 (IRIN) - Inequalities in access to clean drinking water and sanitation persist and in some cases are getting worse, although close to two billion people globally have gained access to clean drinking water and sanitation since 1990, according to new data from the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s Fund.

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8 May 2014

Video: Getting to everyone everywhere -- new principles to tackle an old (WASH) reality

"Getting to everyone everywhere: new operating principles to tackle an old reality" was the name of a presentation on equity, equality and inclusion in WASH made by Archana Patkar, WSSCC Programme Manager for Networking and Knowledge Management, at the WASH 2014 conference in Brisbane, Australia, in March.

 

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6 May 2014

Fact Sheets on Post-2015 WASH Targets and Indicators

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WHO/UNICEF
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2014
Last updated: Mon, 05/26/2014 - 14:36

Fact Sheets on Post-2015 WASH Targets and Indicators

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Author: WSSCC
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WHO/UNICEF
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2014
Last updated: Mon, 05/26/2014 - 15:22

UN Women and WSSCC partner for women and girls in West Africa

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

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

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