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Information letter no. 3

Equality
A series of internal and external events marked the implementation of the Joint Programme in the last quarter of 2014 and presented some considerable challenges. First, the postponement of the AfricaSan conference resulted in the deferral of a number of activities designed to highlight specific hygiene and sanitation needs of women and girls in the region. Many programmes in the region have experienced slow progress due to the Ebola virus, which is still not under control in West Africa. One case of the virus was recorded in Senegal. Fortunately, the patient was cured and to date there have been no other cases in the country. No cases have been reported in Cameroon or Niger. Implementation of the Joint Programme continues, with the support of increasingly committed stakeholders. Joint Programme studies conducted in rural areas look promising, although difficulties in moving around and accessing some locations made data collection difficult. In addition to United Nations agencies, governments in the region – through their relevant ministries – are expressing growing interest in the Joint Programme and seeking technical support from the team to integrate programme ideas in their planning processes.Décembre est traditionnellement le mois des bilans. Après huit mois d’existence, le programme conjoint « Genre, hygiène et assainissement » n’y déroge pas et livre un premier rapport d’activités qui met en lumière l’impact des premières actions mises en œuvre, notamment au Sénégal, ainsi que les défis posés.

Sentiers Prometteurs - Innovations et Meillleures Pratiques en ATPC à l'Échelle

Global Sanitation Fund
Que faut-il faire pour traiter à grande échelle la question du manque l’assainissement, et les questions relatives à la santé et au bien êtres qui y sont associées? Comment l’ATPC peut il fonctionner au niveau national et sous-national ? A quoi ressembleraient les stratégies pour aboutir à une croissance exponentielle du nombre des communautés SDAL ? L’ATPC est une approche en croissance rapide pour la résolution des défis très répandus en matière d’assainissement dans les pays en développement. Elle s’avère efficace d’un pays à un autre, mais la plupart des expériences vécues avec cette approche à ce jour ont été plutôt limitées dans un cadre de projet. Ce livre porte un regard particulier sur l’expérience de Madagascar qui emmène l’ATPC à une plus grande échelle. Le programme du GSF à Madagascar, le Fonds d’Appui à l’Assainissement, se trouve au milieu d’un processus remarquable qui produit actuellement des milliers de villages SDAL, qui combine à la fois la volonté de faire des Communes et des Districts SDAL. «Sentiers prometteurs» décrit certains des mécanismes qui ont fait évoluer ce processus en action, en se concentrant sur des stratégies et des modèles novateurs pour la mise à l’échelle. Il met l’accent sur les caractéristiques des acteurs et de l’environnement institutionnel qui sont des facteurs clé dans ce succès émergeant. Il tire les leçons qui peuvent être appliquées dans d’autres contextes où les OMD sur l’assainissement n’ont pas encore été atteints. Ces leçons sont clairement situées dans le cadre des principes pilotés par les communautés et partant de la base vers le haut qui constituent le fondement du processus ATPC.

Promising Pathways - Innovations and best practices in CLTS at scale

Global Sanitation Fund
Promising Pathways - The astonishing story of how Madagascar grew from 10 to 10,000 villages free of open-defecation in just three years. Based on fieldwork conducted at community and national levels in Madagascar, the research for this publication was guided by Kamal Kar, founder and pioneer of CLTS, and conducted by a CLTS Foundation team. Promising Pathways is one outcome of research into the process and practices of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as implemented by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme in Madagascar – known as the Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). This is one of the first programmes strongly engaging with the challenges of scaling up CLTS, and results are emerging as striking: in three and a half years, the FAA programme has achieved 7007 Open Defecation Free (ODF) communities; 728 ODF fokontany (sub-commune level units) and 15 entire ODF communes. The research on which this document draws aims to understand the factors behind FAA Madagascar’s emerging success, highlighting why and how particular strategies are contributing to the scale-up process.

Bringing the Dirty Bloody Linen Out of the Closet

Equality
Regular menstruation signals a woman’s health and fertility. Yet, menstruation is surrounded by shame, secrecy, embarrassment, fear, humiliation, silence, taboo, and stigma. Linked to this taboo, many cultural and religious norms often grounded in patriarchal assumptions seek to prevent contact with menstruating women and girls in order to avoid ‘contamination’ or ‘becoming impure’. Against this background, this article explores challenges for menstrual hygiene at the practical and policy level. It examines how menstrual hygiene is situated in the human rights framework, in particular gender equality, how menstrual hygiene can be defined in human rights terms and how using the framework of human rights and substantive equality may contribute to giving menstrual hygiene greater visibility and prioritizing the development of appropriate strategies and solutions.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Update – August 2014

Global Sanitation Fund
This report provides the latest information on the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), established by WSSCC in 2008 to boost finances into countries with high needs for sanitation. Currently operational in eleven countries in Asia and Africa, GSF supports national programmes developed through a consultative process with governments, local non-governmental organizations and their associations, private companies, and international development partners. All programmes supported by GSF address the problem of inadequate sanitation and hygiene by focusing on behaviour change. These include a combination of community-led total sanitation (CLTS), securing the active involvement of local governments and other institutions and supporting entrepreneurship in the marketing of sanitation solutions. In this report, the reader will find the main results in ‘headline’ form for the Global Sanitation Fund programme as of 31 December 2013. Also presented are cumulative numerical results in dashboard form, for the Global Sanitation Fund as a whole and for each country with a contracted Executing Agency, and descriptions of the various results indicators. The country profiles also provide more detail on the national Global Sanitation Fund activities. Other sections present the Global Sanitation Fund’s further added value, some illustrative perspectives and case studies, and a full listing of active Sub-grantees.Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement - Rapport d’avancement – Mis à jour en août 2014 - En 2014, les programmes financés par le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) ont permis à 3,1 millions de personnes de disposer de toilettes améliorées. Ce chiffre a quasiment doublé en un an (1,6 million en juin 2013). L’augmentation constante du nombre de personnes vivant dans un environnement FDAL et de personnes disposant de toilettes améliorées est encourageante. Ce résultat tend à montrer que les investissements consentis par le WSSCC au cours des premières années pour mettre en place des processus de consultation, instaurer de nouveaux systèmes et présenter les méthodes d’assainissement total piloté par la communauté aux agences de mise en œuvre et aux autorités locales ont été judicieux.

WSSCC Annual Report 2013

WSSCC General
2013 was an exceptional year for all those working to improve sanitation and hygiene for the world’s poorest and most marginalized people. This critical issue is taking a central role in the global development agenda, as the world increasingly recognizes sanitation as the crossroads of development – the intersection of health, economic opportunity, education and gender equality. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals fast approaching and debate on the post-2015 targets well underway, policymakers increasingly turned their attention to sanitation, which currently lags behind the other MDGs and must figure prominently in the next generation of development goals. WSSCC's achievements in 2013, summarized in the Annual Report 2013, have played a central role in progress on several fronts: supporting on-the-ground programs that have ended open defecation for 3.7 million people, drawing new attention to the sanitation and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable people, bringing the sector together to improve collaboration and share knowledge, and advocacy for sanitation’s place on the development agenda.

Info letter 2 - Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation - August 2014

Equality
Since its launch in March 2014, the joint programme on ”Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation” has been dedicated to making women’s voices heard and contributing to making their rights a reality, especially the human right to water and sanitation. In just a few months, several large projects have been launched. The study carried out in June in the Louga region of Senegal was one of the first successes. It marks an important milestone because it documents how the lack of suitable facilities affects the everyday lives of women and girls in this region in a very specific way. In this second information letter, we present this survey’s main conclusions and give you an overview of the programme’s different activities and the emerging synergies that will help improve menstrual hygiene management.Programme Conjoint « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement », Lettre d’information n°2, août 2014: Cette deuxième lettre d’information vous propose de découvrir les principales conclusions de l’étude de Louga ainsi que de faire un tour d’horizon des différentes activités du programme et des synergies qui se font jour pour améliorer la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Cliquez ci-dessous pour télécharger la lettre.

Info letter 1 - Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation - May 2014

Equality
On 9 March 2014, UN Women and the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) launched a partnership aimed at accelerating access to and use of water, hygiene and sanitation services for women and girls in West and Central Africa, in the presence of the Minister for Livestock Farming and mayor of Louga, Mrs Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye, and as part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day in the Louga region (Senegal).Nouvelles du Programme Conjoint « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement », mai 2014: Le 9 Mars 2014, en présence du ministre de l’élevage et maire de Louga Mme Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye, et dans le cadre des célébrations de la Journée Internationale de la Femme dans la région de Louga (Sénégal), ONU Femmes et le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) ont lancé un partenariat visant à accélérer l’accès et l’utilisation des services d’eau, d’hygiène et d’assainissement pour les femmes et les jeunes filles de l’Afrique de l’ouest et du Centre.