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11 December 2018

A few months ago, Leonard Ochwada was making more bricks than he could sell. Now he can’t keep up with demand. It’s a good problem to have, not just because of what it means for Leonard’s earnings, but also for the health of the people in his community. Leonard is a member of a youth […]

5 December 2018

Are you an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit the nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. The AfricaSan 5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 18-22. The AfricaSan Award aims to raise the profile […]

4 December 2018

USD $55 million on investments in water, sanitation & hygiene were announced at the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival in South Africa Over the last few months, citizens around the globe took over 5.6 million online actions to end extreme poverty, including 1 million who asked global and national leaders to commit to water, sanitation […]

20 November 2018

By Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC As we mark World Toilet Day and there is more and more discussion about the importance of dealing with human waste, many people will become embarrassed or shocked, and some would rather avoid the subject altogether. However, the sanitation crisis that exists in many parts of the world, and […]

20 November 2018

We are happy to announce the photo sent by Teo Namata, our member from Uganda, as the winner of the WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge. The picture was taken in Bukala Village, Bunyangabo District, in Uganda and shows women washing their hands after using the toilet. According to Namata, the photo was taken during […]

15 November 2018

WSSCC co-convenes Rapid Action Learning to share strategies for faster success Ramping up the elimination of open defecation in India’s northern state of Bihar was the theme of a three-day workshop convened in the state’s Patna district from October 29 to 31. Seventy-five people – representing ten districts across the state, a civil society organization […]

8 November 2018

For the first time ever, a major public World Toilet Day celebration – the Global Rally for Sanitation – will take place in Geneva on 19 November, at the Place des Nation, from 11:00 to 15:30. Join the rally and help us to send a life-saving message to the world about the critical importance of good […]

7 November 2018

This year’s World Toilet Day will take place on 19 November. The theme, “When Nature Calls”, focuses on the importance of building toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with our environment and nature. According to WHO/UNICEF, 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation – […]

Resources

As we grow up: a digital book on menstrual hygiene management

This book brought out by Saksham, Noida Deaf Society and WSSCC is in 5 different formats: Universal book: this is a synchronized version of a video in Indian Sign Language (ISL) along with text and audio. You can view and hear all these formats together. But you may have to wait a bit for the audio to restart after each section till the sign language video for that particular section is completed. Video in Indian sign language with text and voice over (English and Hindi) Epub in audio (MP3) format (in Hindi and English) Epub in text-only format to be used with a screen reader, such as NVDA or JAWS (English and Hindi) Epub in full-text full audio format which can be used with Adobe Digital edition. Download all files here.
UPLOADED 14 December 2018
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Realizing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

On 14 September 2018, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Columbia University convened a side-event at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The event was hosted by the Permanent Missions of Germany, Niger and Spain to the United Nations in Geneva, and attended by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation who delivered the keynote speech. The session aimed to share best practices and key lessons on WASH policies and programmes that have successfully mainstreamed gender to reinforce evidence-based advocacy for sustainable access to sanitation provisions, including menstrual health for women, girls and forcibly displaced persons. The meeting’s conclusions informed deliberations of the Human Rights Council. The following report represents a synthesis of experts’ presentations and discussions.
UPLOADED 30 October 2018
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UPLOADED 9 October 2018
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Resources

As we grow up: a digital book on menstrual hygiene management

This book brought out by Saksham, Noida Deaf Society and WSSCC is in 5 different formats: Universal book: this is a synchronized version of a video in Indian Sign Language (ISL) along with text and audio. You can view and hear all these formats together. But you may have to wait a bit for the […]

Sanitation and Water for All Tools Portal

The SWA Tools Portal has more than 30 tools from diverse organizations aiming to help national-level governments and implementing partners strengthen the WASH sector. The tools are organized according to SWA’s Building Blocks (Sector Policy; Institutional Arrangements, Planning, Monitoring & Review; Financing; Capacity Building) and Crosscutting Areas, which include sustainability, advocacy and reduction of inequalities.