Event at CSW61: WASH for women in the informal sector – case studies from Africa and Asia

Date: 2nd March 2017

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Invitation to a side event at the Commission for the Status of Women, where the findings of a new study on the sanitation and hygiene needs of women working in the informal sector in Africa and Asia will be presented.

To register for this event:  Please email Anthony.Dedouche@wsscc.org

The event progamme is available here: bit.ly/2m039Uy

Deadline for registration: 13/03/2017

Please provide your full name, email address, organisation and title a badge is required to attend this event at the United Nations Headquarters and will be provided with your details

Download the invitation here: bit.ly/2mj1CFS

WSSCC invites you to participate in a side event on March 20th co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Niger and Singapore to the United Nations in New York, chaired by H.E Barmou Salifou, Minister of Water and Sanitation of Niger, Ambassador Burhan Gafoor and Dr Chris Williams, Executive Director of WSSCC.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It holds an annual two-week session with representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities at UN headquarters in New York.

The findings of a new UN Women/WSSCC study on the challenges women face in accessing facilities for sanitation and menstrual hygiene will be presented at the side event. There will be opportunity for women to highlight their experiences and to bring their voices to the table – above all, any measures to bring about change must be based on the participation of women working in the informal sector. Conditions for women working in informal sectors tend to be poor, and basic facilities are often absent, compromising their health, safety and dignity.

The discussion will also highlight the realities of millions of women in African and Asia, whether they are a market vendor in Cameroon, a waste picker in Sri Lanka, or a sanitation worker in Bangladesh, while seeking to identify solutions for the way forward.

Download the invitation below

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