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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

Speech Archana Patkar - Partnership UN Women & WSSCC - Louga, Senegal (French)

Au lendemain de la Journée Internationale de la Femme, nous sommes là pour lancer un partenariat stratégique visant à augmenter l’accès à l’hygiène et l’assainissement pour tous.

On ne peut pas parler de liberté ou de dignité si on ne peut prétendre aux services les plus basiques.

20 March 2014
Last updated: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 18:46

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

Journalists gather in Cotonou to place spotlight on African commitments to water and sanitation

Less than a year from the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), journalists in Africa are casting a critical eye on the progress in water, sanitation and hygiene improvements being achieved by African governments, and the on-going challenges in this priority sector. This week, some 40 journalists and other stakeholders are gathering in a regional media workshop organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in Cotonou, Benin.

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18 February 2014

Des journalistes se rassemblent à Cotonou pour placer les engagements africains en matière d'eau et d'assainissement sous le feu des projecteurs

À moins d'un an de l'échéance des objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), des journalistes en Afrique portent un regard critique sur les progrès accomplis par les gouvernements africains en vue d'améliorer l'approvisionnement en eau, l'assainissement et l'hygiène, ainsi que sur les défis persistants posés par ce secteur prioritaire. Cette semaine, plus de 40 journalistes et autres parties prenantes se rassemblent à l'occasion d'un atelier des médias régionaux organisé par le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) à Cotonou, au Bénin.

Source: WSSCC
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18 February 2014

Journalists gather in Cotonou to place spotlight on African commitments to water and sanitation

In partnership with the Ministry of Health of Benin, and the Partenariat pour le Développement Municipal (Partnership for Municipal Development), WSSCC arranged a regional workshop 18 to 20 Februar …

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Cotonou, Benin
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18 February 2014
Last updated: Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:20

Radio CAPP FM (Benin) talks with WASH Journalist Network Coordinator Alain Tossounon - "Pour les objectifs du millénaire, il faut que l'assainissement soit une priorité."

In a conversation with the local Beninese radio channel CAPP FM, WASH Journalist Network Coordinator Alain Tossounon explains why sanitation needs to be prioritised not only by local governments, but also requires urgent attention in the Millenium Development Agenda. The radio interview was recorded on the 19th of November 2013, the first UN-recognised World Toilet Day.

 

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12 December 2013
Last updated: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 14:52

Radio Planète (Benin) - Entretien avec Alain Tossounon: "La communauté internationale a choisi de tirer la sonnette d'alarme en parlant de la Journée mondiale des toilettes"

Alain Tossounon, WASH Journalist Network Coordinator in Benin, spoke to Makeba Tchibozo of the local Beninese radio channel Radio Planète about  first UN-recognised World Toilet Day on the 19th of November 2013 what significance it has in the world as well as in the local Beninese communites.

 

 

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Author: Radio Planète (Benin)
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12 December 2013
Last updated: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:40