Equality, human rights and non-discrimination are central to ensuring access to safe water supply, adequate sanitation and good hygiene for all people, everywhere. Women and girls need privacy and dignity especially when they are menstruating; the elderly or disabled need adapted services.
WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund plays a central role in promoting gender equality by engaging women at all programme levels.
WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund plays a central role in promoting gender equality by engaging women at all programme levels.Find out more
“It is time we stop adding, and start integrating women into the work place, the policy arena …,” says WSSCC’s Executive Director on #IWD2017
A CSW61 side event co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Niger and Singapore, organized by WSSCC and UN Women
A CSW61 side event co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Niger and Singapore, organized by WSSCC and UN WomenJoin the event
By Raza Naqvi A webinar to exchange plans and methodologies to protect vulnerable groups from COVID-19 was hosted in May by the India Support Unit of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in partnership with the UK’s Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Sri Lanka’s Regional Sanitation Centre (RSC), and the Freshwater Action Network […]
Civil society strengthening, accountability and voice on sanitation and hygiene The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is very excited to announce the launch of a new pilot small grant for Civil Society Strengthening, Accountability and Voice. Based on the principle that civil society has a crucial role to play in holding governments accountable […]
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 […]
National governments are responding to the Coronavirus on an unprecedented scale. In addition to school closures and bans on large gatherings, borders are closing, flights are cancelled and whole populations are in lockdown as we collectively try to contain the virus. Each of us is touched by this very public health emergency. We are […]
By Machrine Birungi Geneva, SWITZERLAND – Pakistan has come a long way in bringing down open defecation. A recent WHO/UNICEF report shows that the phenomenon has been reduced by around 30 percent since the year 2000. Yet 79 million people still lack access to decent toilets across the country. This poses significant risks to […]
New innovation offers women and girls the confidence and space to manage their menstruation By Machrine Birungi Nearly 121 million women and adolescent girls in India use on average eight sanitary napkins per menstrual cycle. That translates to 1 million pads generated monthly, which then results into 12 billion pads produced and disposed of annually […]
Les praticiens réaffirment leur engagement à ne laisser personne derrière en Tanzanie Machrine Birungi et Sheba Odondi GENÈVE/DAR ES-SALAAM – Lors d’un récent entretien avec le WSSCC, un expert indépendant de l’ONU dans le domaine des droits de l’homme a préconisé le renforcement de l’action visant à réduire les inégalités et la discrimination dans le […]
Improvement at a rural school empowers menstruating girls to stay in school By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – A 15-year-old schoolgirl in a Nepali village recalls how her parents asked her to stay in isolation for five days when she had her first period three years ago. “I was made to stay in the darkroom […]