eThekwini Water & Sanitation, a part of Durban Municipality in South Africa, has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services.
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.
This week, WSSCC is contributing to a number of sessions at the World Toilet Summit 2012, being held this week in Durban, South Africa. On the opening day, 4 December, Advocacy and Communications Programme Manager Amanda Marlin, together with sector expert Piers Cross, discussed how to go from the status quo to sanitation for all Africans.
WSSCC was saddened to learn of the passing this week of Professor Kader Asmal, a noted South African politician, lawyer and human rights activist who served amongst other roles as Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry and Minister of Education. In addition, he was Chairman of the World Commission on Dams and was Patron of the Global Water Partnership.