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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

5th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) in Nepal - Conference Report

The South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each SAARC member country, provides an interactive platform for improving sanitation in South Asia. The first conference was held in Bangladesh in 2003, the second in Pakistan in 2006, the third in India in 2008 and the fourth in Sri Lanka in 2011. The fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation, SACOSAN-V was organized by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Urban Development with the theme “Sanitation for All: All for Sanitation”.

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Last updated: Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:19

Kathmandu Declaration - SACOSAN V 2013

The fifth SACOSAN conference –a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each of the eight countries off South Asia – concluded 24 October in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a call “to an open defecation free South Asia by 2023 and to progressively move towards sustainable environmental sanitation.”

The three-page statement is known as the Kathmandu Declaration, and follows on the Colombo Declaration from 2011 and prior SACOSAN statements.

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Author: SACOSAN V
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Last updated: Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:47

Sanitation and reduced inequalities in South Asia - Briefing Note

This briefing paper highlights some of the complex factors relating to equitable access to sanitation in South Asia, by illustrating case studies from countries across the region. It analyses barriers to access through the lens of social, economic, political, geographic, environmental and administrative factors.

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Last updated: Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:57

South Asian sanitation conference ends with call to be open defecation free by 2023

The fifth SACOSAN conference –a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each of the eight countries off South Asia – concluded 24 October in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a call “to an open defecation free South Asia by 2023 and to progressively move towards sustainable environmental sanitation.”

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25 October 2013

Snapshots: WSSCC at SACOSAN V, Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-24 October 2013

SACOSAN, a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each SAARC country, provides a platform for interaction on sanitation. …

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24 October 2013
Last updated: Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:10

Nepal commits to guarantee the right to sanitation to its citizen at the opening ceremony of SACOSAN V

The 5th South Asian Conference on Sanitation started the 22nd October 2013 in Kathmandu (Nepal). The intergovernmental meeting brought together more than 400 delegates from Asian and African countries as well as civil society organizations, experts and media groups from the eight South Asian countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

21 October 2013

WSSCC helps train Nepalese NGO workers on menstrual hygiene management approaches

On 19 October, two days before the official start of SACOSAN V [1], WSSCC and its partner [1] http://www.sacosanv.gov.np/ …

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19 October 2013
Last updated: Sat, 10/19/2013 - 19:55

WSSCC helps train Nepalese NGO workers on menstrual hygiene management approaches

On 19 October, two days before the official start of SACOSAN V, WSSCC and its partner Lumanti, led by its Executive Director Lajana Manandhar, led a "trainer the trainers" session on Menstrual Hygiene Management for some 30 representatives of Nepalese NGOs. The diverse group included 20 women and 10 men from all regions of the country. 

 

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19 October 2013