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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

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 Supports Indian Government Effort to Integrate Menstrual Hygiene in Key Sanitation Programme

On any given day, up to 350 million women and girls in India menstruate, yet across the country menstrual blood is considered impure. Girls and women are expected to hide all signs of menstruation, shrouding this natural, life-affirming phenomenon in secrecy, superstition and stigma. And few people talk about menstruation until menarche actually occurs. The result of this wall of silence is fear, shame, absence from school and work leading to a vicious cycle of poor hygiene practices based on inadequate information – all of which are exacerbated by poverty and inappropriate facilities for changing, washing, drying and disposal.

20 December 2013

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Training of Master Trainers in New Delhi, India - Report

This report presents the main highlights and insights from the Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) organised by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) held from September 24-27, 2013 in New Delhi with the support of the Indian Institute of Public Administration.

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Author: Shivangini Tandon/WSSCC
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Last updated: Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:43

Engage with WSSCC on Menstrual Hygiene Management

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has four pillars of work around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM):

  • Advocacy and Communication
  • Policy and Research
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Access and Use

 

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Last updated: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 15:10

Menstrual Hygiene in Schools in 2 countries of Francophone West Africa - Burkina Faso and Niger Case Studies in 2013

This report provides information on MHM practices in schools in Burkina Faso and Niger, selected as regionally representative case study countries by UNICEF WCA Regional Office. A comprehensive qualitative survey design characterized by descriptive features was employed in the study. The responses from 60 girls and care-givers in Burkina Faso and Niger provide interesting information on current MHM knowledge and practices.

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Author: UNICEF
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Last updated: Mon, 11/04/2013 - 16:25

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

BRIEFING NOTE - Evidence to Policy: The Great WASH Yatra and WSSCC’s 3-Prong Approach to Menstrual Hygiene Management

In 2012, WSSCC designed and ran a Menstrual Hygiene Lab as part of the Great WASH Yatra that journeyed through five Indian states and 2,000km over 51 days. Twelve thousand girls and women took part in focus group discussions and WSSCC collected preliminary data from 747 participants. This document gives insight what the participants shared during the discussions and how the three-prong approach to MHM can help manage menstruation hygienically.

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Author: WSSCC
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Last updated: Thu, 10/31/2013 - 12:14

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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Last updated: Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:46

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