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2 June 2018

WSSCC, with partners WaterAid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is co-hosting a special session at the European Development Days on the potential for WASH to empower women and girls, and more specifically looking at Menstrual Hygiene Management. The session will examine how millions of women and girls today lack the facilities, […]

23 September 2016

The funding will enable WSSCC to empower 5 million additional people to access improved sanitation by 2020.

4 May 2020

By Mesfin Gebreyes and Machrine Birungi ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Sanitation and hygiene experts in Ethiopia are placing a special focus on a group of young individuals that are left behind as they ramp up their effort to improve sanitation and hygiene services to fight against coronavirus. Ms Fasika Ayalew, WASH Communication Expert for SNV […]

30 March 2020

GENEVA – Closure of Europe and high-income countries in peacetime may be unprecedented, but the war against preventable diseases such as COVID-19, cholera, polio, measles, and Ebola has long been raging for the 3 billion people who lack basic hand-washing facilities in their homes. Nearly three-quarters of the populations in the poorest countries have no […]

6 March 2020

One man in Nigeria is ‘triggering’ communities for a living By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Conversations around defecation are challenging. They often take place in hushed tones and can be seen as awkward or impolite. But why are we so ashamed to talk about such a natural process as our bowel movements? Sure, it […]

23 December 2019

WSSCC’s most memorable moments of 2019 Join us and take a look back at some of the most notable activities that shaped the past 12 months of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). January: WSSCC and GIWA spread the word about sanitation at the Kumbh Mela festival in India – A faith-based festival […]

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 […]

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 2018

While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was agreed in 1948 and the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights came into force in 1966, it was not until 2002 and then 2010 that water and then sanitation were formally recognised as human rights. The recognition has led to increased recognition of the Human Rights […]

4 May 2018

The coming months are a busy period for the international WASH community, with a number of important sector events and milestone days on the agenda. Collectively, the events offer members the opportunity to follow the international dialogue and developments concerning SDG target 6.2, and get involved. Be sure to follow WSSCC’s Twitter and Facebook pages […]

23 January 2018

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk, a Dutch national with extensive UNICEF experience, who will start 1 March 2018

13 December 2017

WSSCC National Coordinator in Benin Félix Adégnika is leading a campaign to include the human rights to water and sanitation in the national constitution