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16 July 2019

Ms Hind Khatib-Othman is currently the Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) having assumed this role in late 2018. Ms Khatib-Othman brings extensive leadership capabilities and a deep knowledge of international development work to the role, including grant making and programme finance operations. Since joining she has been keen to reinvigorate […]

12 July 2019

By Carolien Van der Voorden, Wouter Coussement and Charles Dickson WSSCC’s partners and community leaders in Benin showcased the progress of Dutch-supported efforts to end open defecation as a representative of the Government of the Netherlands visited the Zoungué neighbourhood of the community of Glazoué. Ms Joke Baak, a thematic expert on sanitation and hygiene […]

11 July 2019

By Vinod Mishra and Francesca Nava RISHIKESH, India – About 5,000 volunteers, pilgrims, devotees and religious students in India broke the silence on Menstrual Hygiene Day to shine an important light on menstruation – a topic often hidden and purposely avoided in the Hindi culture. In some parts of the country, women’s fertility is considered […]

10 July 2019

An exciting summer is coming as WSSCC gears up for the 2019 Stockholm World Water Week between 25 and 30 August! And this year, we are making a splash! Why? Because we can’t emphasize enough the importance of this year’s theme: Water for society – Including all. The Council has been enshrining the “Leave No […]

5 July 2019

By Francesca Nava DODOMA, Tanzania – Hygiene practitioners, boys and girls, humanitarian workers, government officials and parliamentarians are joining forces to raise a unified voice on menstruation. Flexing their muscles in a group photo, they emphasized that everyone, including government officials, sanitary pads suppliers and family members especially men, should be involved in actions to […]

2 July 2019

By Hiro Saito and Charles Dickson ANDOHARANOVELONA, Madagascar – The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they […]

25 June 2019

By Lidia Kleshchenko WSSCC has appointed Mr Alex Manyasi as National Coordinator for Kenya. He assumes a pivotal role representing WSSCC and will oversee activities with partners and coordination of the Council’s engagement and interventions in the country. Mr Manyasi works for a Nairobi-based sanitation and waste management company known as Sanergy, and succeeds previous […]

24 June 2019

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Earlier in May, Clara Rudholm, East and Southern Africa Regional Manager for WSSCC and its partners in Madagascar spoke with Honorable Vonjy Andriamanga, Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons to discuss the new initiative that the minister has been advocating, expectations about eliminating open defecation in the country, and the partnership with WSSCC. […]

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Resources

WSSCC co-convenes sessions at CSW63

WSSCC attended CSW63  and co-convened two side sessions during the  63rd Commission on the Status of Women. The side sessions focused on menstrual health and empowerment of women and girls providing access through public services. The following papers summarize the discussions and presentations.  

We seek a National Coordinator in Nigeria

WSSCC is looking for a National Coordinator (NC) for Nigeria. This is a voluntary position with only an honorarium and an appointment for three years. The NC will be instrumental in helping to shape WSSCC’s engagement in Nigeria in the years to come. We invite applications by anyone who feels they fit the profile and […]

2018 Highlights

A WSSCC two-page document highlighting our sanitation and hygiene activities in 2018.

Annual Report: Highlighting 2018 activities

WSSCC launched its Annual Report highlighting 2018 activities during our April Steering Committee meeting. With 892 million people worldwide still practicing open defecation and only 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) using a safely managed sanitation facility, achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 6.2 remains the guiding principle for WSSCC’s work. Now in […]

Events

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Jul
Geneva, Switzerland

73rd Session – CEDAW

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women