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Water Sanitation and Hygiene in the Informal Sector
Case studies from Africa and Asia
On March 20th, 2017 the Permanent Missions of Niger and Singapore to the United Nations in New York hosted an event on the sidelines of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. Co-organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women, this event highlighted the daily sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by women and girls in the informal economy. Evidence from Africa and Asia emphasized the overall neglect of basic services for safety, dignity and good health in marketplaces, offices, transport hubs and public spaces.