Equality and Non-Discrimination

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.

Latest News

À l’occasion de la célébration de la Journée de l’hygiène menstruelle 2018, les membres du WSSCC ont organisé des centaines d’activités dans le monde entier pour sensibiliser et informer les filles et les femmes sur les questions relatives à la santé menstruelle. Des ateliers ont notamment été animés dans les écoles et les centres de femmes. […]

To commemorate the global celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018, WSSCC members across the world organized hundreds of activities to raise awareness and promote issues of menstrual health among girls and women. The activities included workshops in schools and in women’s centres. In Pakistan, Ikhtiar Khaskhelly held training workshop sessions for students at the Shafaq […]

En mai 2018, le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) a adressé à ses membres un appel à propositions les invitant à présenter une innovation qu’ils auraient conçue pour réduire les inégalités entre les sexes dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (WASH). Les gagnants devaient être parrainés par […]

Au Cambodge, la mise en œuvre de l’assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) implique souvent des enfants.

From 19 February to 9 March 2018, the 69th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) took place in Geneva. CEDAW is the body of 23 independent experts on women’s rights from around the world that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against […]

WSSCC and UN Women will convene a side event on 20 March in New York during the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The cross-cutting session, entitled Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa, will highlight the issue of unlocking multiple benefits for rural women and girls […]

Older people need safe and dignified sanitation facilities. WSSCC strives to ensure that their needs are addressed

The Netherland’s Senior Policy Officer for WASH raises important issues surrounding MHM

Resources

Health and Hygiene across the Life Course: World Health Assembly 2017 ...

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During the World Health Assembly 2017, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), SCA, Government of Kenya and WaterAid came together to share approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices and to raise standards across the life course, from childhood to adolescence, from motherhood to menopause, to old age and responding to disabilities. The session took place in the morning on 24 May 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, and was attended by more than 40 international delegates from UN agencies, private sector, member states, NGOs and academia.

28 May – Menstrual Hygiene Day Social Media Kit

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Join us in celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Management Day on May 28! Please find the social media kit, with info graphics in French and English and photos to download here.FR versionFR versionFR versionFR version

For Her : it’s the big issue – putting women at the centre of water su...

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This report is a collection of evidence, brief examples highlighting the effect and benefits of placing women at the core of planning, implementation and operations of Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) programmes. It is is organized around six Big Issues: Better services for all; Better health for all; Privacy and dignity; Women's health and well-being; Girls' school attendance; Women's status; and Income-generation. The experiences also show how women's empowerment and the improvement of water supply, sanitation facilities and hygiene practice are inextricably linked. One cannot be successfully achieved without the other. The report provides further proof that if women play a central role in water, sanitation and hygiene efforts, progress towards achieving all the Millennium Development Goals will be significantly advanced. The evidence comes from a variety of sources, some of it from recent literature, project reports and evaluations and some from personal correspondence with those involved, where changes are currently happening but not yet documented.

Invitation to 2017 World Health Assembly Side Event: Health and Hygien...

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Join WSSCC, SCA and WaterAid at the WHO World Health Assembly for a morning side event on Health and Hygiene across the Life Course