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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.

Source: WSSCC
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7 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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Author: Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal
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Last updated: Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:19

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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Author: WSSCC
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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.”

Source: WSSCC
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25 October 2013

Special notice for members: Nominations sought by 10 January 2013 for SIDS, Latin America, and Global Steering Committee seat election

In January, WSSCC will begin elections to fill three open seats on WSSCC’s government body, its member-elected Steering Committee. 

Source: WSSCC
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14 December 2012

Water and Sanitation in the media - A collection of stories by the South Asian WASH Media network

This is a collection of interesting media articles and stories written by members of the South Asian WASH Media network on issues related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

Sector Initiatives
Last updated: Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:48

Managing menstrual hygiene in emergency situations: How far from reality?

This paper explores the issue of menstrual hygiene management in emergency situations by learning from the Tsunami relief activities in year 2004.

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Author: Dr. DeepthiWickramasinghe
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Last updated: Fri, 05/24/2013 - 16:54

Effectiveness of Rainwater Harvesting Systems as a Domestic Water Supply Option - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a long history of rainwater harvesting, using both traditional and modern structures. This study evaluates the effectivness of RWH as alternative drinking water suppy.

Sri Lanka
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1 December 2011
Last updated: Tue, 12/20/2011 - 18:13

Tubig sa Banga (Water in a Jar)

Water sources are abundant in many upland communities in rural areas, particularly in the Bukidnon Province., home of the watersheds and famous for the scenic and historic Mount Kitanglad. …

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Author: Lucille B. Isnani
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Bukidnon, Philippines
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15 July 2011
Last updated: Fri, 07/22/2011 - 17:31

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