Latest News

4 June 2019

By Hiro Saito ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Sanitation professionals at the WSSCC-supported executing agency in Madagascar are awarded the medals of honor on 24 May in recognition of their ongoing effort to fight against open defecation for the past nine years.   Presiding over the award ceremony at the Hotel Astauria Antanimena, Ms. Madeleine Ramaholimiaso, Grand […]

29 May 2019

WSSCC is attending the 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Canada. Held every three years, the conference brings together people from around the world to connect and share. The theme of this year’s conference is power, progress and change. Key highlights for WSSCC include: 03 June: a Period Power breakfast on Monday to connect people […]

28 May 2019

By Hiro Saito AMBOHITSARATELO, Madagascar – Hundreds of village dwellers in a hard-to-reach area of Madagascar are now pledging to build shower rooms for girls and women after an intense discussion on how to provide a safe and protected space, particularly for managing menstrual hygiene with dignity. For the residents of the fokontany, or the […]

23 May 2019

Fawoziatouh Allade, Benin Le 23 mai 2019, s’est ouvert le dialogue des parties prenantes sur l’intégration de la Gestion de l’Hygiène Menstruelle dans les politiques et stratégies du Développement au Bénin. Placé sous le haut parrainage du Ministre de la Santé, ledit dialogue qui est une première au Bénin, est financé par le WSSCC. L’objectif […]

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 […]

18 March 2019

At this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, the plight of many women, girls and marginalized groups who face barriers to safely accessing water and sanitation (WASH) services in public spaces took center stage at a side event entitled, Empowerment of Women and Girls through Access to Public Services – including Water, Sanitation and […]

27 February 2019

The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group in Pakistan held the first national level training of trainers this past January in a move to support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to mainstream and promote the health of women and girls.  More than 70 participants from across the country are now able to cascade […]

5 February 2019

Blog from Emily Deschaine, Acting Head, Partnerships It’s 10 am in Allahabad and the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious festival in the world, is bathed in sunlight. We’re sitting outside in a roundtable discussion on WASH and women’s empowerment, which has brought together faith leaders (male and female), development partners, civil society and even politicians. […]

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Resources

WSSCC co-convenes sessions at CSW63

WSSCC attended CSW63  and co-convened two side sessions during the  63rd Commission on the Status of Women. The side sessions focused on menstrual health and empowerment of women and girls providing access through public services. The following papers summarize the discussions and presentations.  

We seek a National Coordinator in Nigeria

WSSCC is looking for a National Coordinator (NC) for Nigeria. This is a voluntary position with only an honorarium and an appointment for three years. The NC will be instrumental in helping to shape WSSCC’s engagement in Nigeria in the years to come. We invite applications by anyone who feels they fit the profile and […]

2018 Highlights

A WSSCC two-page document highlighting our sanitation and hygiene activities in 2018.

Annual Report: Highlighting 2018 activities

WSSCC launched its Annual Report highlighting 2018 activities during our April Steering Committee meeting. With 892 million people worldwide still practicing open defecation and only 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) using a safely managed sanitation facility, achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 6.2 remains the guiding principle for WSSCC’s work. Now in […]

Events

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Jul
Geneva, Switzerland

73rd Session – CEDAW

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women