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20 March 2019

Experts representing the WASH sector, UN organizations, academia and civil society came together today at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in an All-Female Panel to chair a side event titled, Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls. The event was dedicated to elevating […]

25 June 2018

Advocacy for social, economic or political change has always existed, in numerous forms and across societies. In recent decades, advocacy’s importance in bringing about social change has been widely recognised and formal advocacy programmes have proliferated, particularly in development programming. They have aimed to establish or change policy and legislation, bring about positive change within an organisation, or target behavioural and attitudinal […]

9 March 2018

Handwashing with soap is an amazing tool to defeat diarrheal diseases, reduce newborn and child mortality, and much more.

22 January 2018

New study from WSSCC and 3ie’s Evidence Programme suggests best practice in measuring the impact of advocacy efforts

11 January 2018

As part of WSSCC and 3ie’s Evidence Programme for Sanitation and Hygiene, this working paper adds to the growing study and practice of advocacy evaluation by examining the challenges associated with evaluating advocacy initiatives. The authors identify factors associated with successful advocacy interventions that have been measured using rigorous impact evaluations. This paper summarises them […]

6 April 2016

Experts on evaluation and UN professionals discussed how advocacy can be evaluated at an event hosted by WSSCC & 3ie.

20 March 2014

The “Advocacy, Communications and Monitoring of WASH Commitments” workshop took place in Cotonou, Benin, from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 February 2014. The meeting was organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in association with the Benin Ministry of Health; the Partenariat pour le Développement Municipal, PDM, (Partnership for Municipal Development); and the […]

25 February 2011

On 29 June 2010, the National Campaign of Advocacy and Mobilization for Access to Adequate Sanitation was launched by Burkina Faso’s Head of State.

9 November 2010

The UN-Water Task Force on Sanitation has prepared a comprehensive information kit in English, French and Spanish to support advocacy initiatives during the International Year of Sanitation and beyond. To download the kit:

9 November 2010

A successful media advocacy workshop was held in June by Uganda’s National WASH Coalition, which is hosted by the National Sanitation Working Group (NSWG).

9 November 2010

In order to strengthen grassroots advocacy, Tearfund and its local partner AEL organize regular workshops in communities in Liberia. The workshops target local authorities, youth, church- and community-based organizations (CBOs). One such workshop carried out in Tappita Statutory District Nimba County, Liberia, brought about change in one man’s life. Chester, a strong youth leader who in the past was involved in advocating for development projects in his community, had an encounter a couple of years ago that left him demoralized and no longer willing to carry out advocacy.

9 November 2010

As part of the WSSCC advocacy strategy, direct support is provided to National WASH Coalitions.