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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.

Source: WSSCC/UN Women
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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.

Source: WSSCC
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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 Equity and Inclusion Training on Sanitation and Hygiene - Final Report

On Friday the 13th of September 2013, participants from different sectors in Central and West Africa came together in Dakar, Senegal for a two-day training on Equity and Inclusion in Sanitation and Hygiene, conducted by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). During these two days, participants were able to share experiences from their countries, build capacity on of Equity and Inclusion in WASH particularly on how to use these concepts in practice and to discuss the relevance of various approaches in their country and professional context.

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Author: Emily Deschaine, Rockaya Aidara
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WSSCC Rapport final de l'atelier sur l'équité et l'inclusion

On Friday the 13th of September 2013, participants from different sectors in Central and West Africa came together in Dakar, Senegal for a two-day training on Equity and Inclusion in Sanitation and Hygiene, conducted by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). During these two days, participants were able to share experiences from their countries, build capacity on of Equity and Inclusion in WASH particularly on how to use these concepts in practice and to discuss the relevance of various approaches in their country and professional context.

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Author: Emily Deschaine, Rockaya Aidara
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Last updated: Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:47

Putting menstrual hygiene management on the agenda of West and Central Africa WASH experts and decision makers

Since 2012, WSSCC’s work with the important emerging issue of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) has focused on South Asia, but beginning with a 13-14 September 2013 workshop in Dakar, Senegal, this effort is now being broadened to West Africa.

Source: WSSCC
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18 September 2013

La gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle s’invite dans l’agenda des experts et décideurs du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement en Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale

Depuis 2002, le travail du WSSCC sur l’émergente et importante question de la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (MHM) s’est concentré sur l’Asie du Sud. Avec la tenue d’un atelier sur le sujet à Dakar (Sénégal) les 13 et 14 Septembre 2013, l’organisation est maintenant en train d’élargir son champ d’action à l’Afrique de l’Ouest.

 

Source: WSSCC
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18 September 2013

In advance of AfricaSan4, West Africa assesses its progress

The second sub regional preparatory meeting for West Africa for the fourth AfricaSan conference started in the morning of 11 September and continues for two days. It follows the sub regional meeting for central Africa. This meeting will enable representatives of the governments and civil society of each country to assess the progress of the eThekwini commitments and the 2012 High Level Forum.