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31 January 2020

World Toilet Day 2019 in Togo By Alain Tossounon and Antoine A. Kankoé Adanlete DAPAONG, Togo – Hundreds of students, school children and market women across towns of Togo made a commitment to using latrines in an effort to tackle the nation’s devastating sanitation crisis, advocating for an open-defecation-free nation in celebration of World Toilet Day. […]

27 January 2020

In September 2019, the Government of Nepal declared the country ‘open defecation free’ (ODF). Leading up to this milestone, the Government of Nepal and other sector partners focused on the challenging Terai plains – the ‘last mile’ of Nepal’s Sanitation Campaign. This Case Study documents the key success factors from WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme […]

21 January 2020

Un comité de direction sera formé dans chacune des 22 régions de Madagascar Par Hoby Randrianimanana IHOSY, Madagascar – 11,3 millions de personnes pratiquent toujours la défécation à l’air libre à Madagascar et seulement 10 % de la population bénéficie de services d’assainissement de base dans le pays. Le gouvernement prend désormais les choses en […]

21 January 2020

Dans une école rurale, les filles peuvent désormais rester à l’école en période de menstruation Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Népal — Dans un village népalais, une écolière de 15 ans raconte comment ses parents lui ont demandé, trois ans plus tôt, de s’isoler pendant cinq jours lorsqu’elle a eu ses premières règles. « J’ai été forcée de […]

14 January 2020

“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]

27 December 2019

‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]

24 December 2019

Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]

20 December 2019

A leadership committee will be formed in each of the 22 regions across Madagascar By Hoby Randrianimanana IHOSY, Madagascar – 11.3 million people still defecate in the open, and merely 10 percent of the population benefits from basic sanitation services in Madagascar. The government is now stepping up to change this with a robust collaborative […]

18 December 2019

Les populations rurales de Madagascar face aux défis de l’immigration Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – Dans une zone rurale de Madagascar, des villages qui sont parvenus à mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation en plein air peinent à conserver ce statut. La raison ? La présence d’une pierre précieuse dans la région, […]

28 November 2019

Les acteurs appellent à l’unisson à un sursaut national pour réaliser l’ambition d’atteindre l’ODD 6.2 d’ici 2025 Par Alain Tossounon LADJI, Bénin – Dans plusieurs quartiers de villes et villages du Bénin, l’hygiène et l’assainissement de base sont encore un luxe pour de nombreuses populations qui défèquent dans la nature. Les conséquences de cette pratique […]

19 November 2019

When toilets become a question of dignity and right By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – It was 15 years ago when 10 illuminated women in a Nepali village stood up to change behaviour of their neighbors and went on as the driving force to start promoting the importance of sanitation. Sunita Gurung, a mother of […]

12 November 2019

‘Do-no-harm’ means taking every precaution to ensure people will not be adversely impacted by the programme, including inadvertently. Whilst it is understood that ‘community problem, community solution’ should remain core to community-led approaches, facilitators also have an ethical obligation to step in if initiatives pose a risk to the rights, dignity or well-being of people who […]