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Resources

Equality and Non-Discrimination Handbook for CLTS Facilitators - August 2019

Equality Global Sanitation Fund Sanitation and Hygiene
Egalité et Non-Discrimination Manuel du facilitateur en ATPC: Directives a l'intention du personnel sur le terrainEQND Handbook

Guidance and tips for learning from people who may be most disadvantaged - May 2019

French versionA practical guide for the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) supported programme teams and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) facilitators on how to collect information related to Equality and Non-Discrimination (EQND) at community level, and in particular to learn from people who may be disadvantaged. This guide provides insights into the key ethics principles for information gathering and documentation, offers practical qualitative learning and participatory tools, showcases good practice tips for qualitative learning, and includes qualitative information gathering tools, participatory exercises, as well as focus group discussion and interview guides.

CSW60 – Achieving Gender Equality through WASH – Event programme

Equality
On 18 March 2016, WSSCC participated in a side event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations in New York, which addressed the role of WASH in women’s empowerment and sustainable development. Speakers shared experiences building on data and figures from recent studies carried out in West and Central Africa and South Asia. Organized by WSSCC, the event also featured contributions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and UN Women. In addition, the session explored the role of governments in strengthening national mechanisms and prioritizing the issue of gender. From Africa to South Asia, panelists explained how they are transforming policies to encourage inclusion, leveraging local resources and improving accountability mechanisms including national and regional reporting systems.

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.

Integrating ‘do-no-harm’ principles into sanitation & hygiene collective behaviour change programmes

Equality Global Sanitation Fund
‘do-no-harm’ principles into sanitation & hygiene collective behaviour change programmes

Scoping and Diagnosis of the Global Sanitation Fund’s Approach to EQND

Global Sanitation Fund
Cadrage et diagnostic de l’approche du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement sur l’égalité et la non-discrimination: Résumé analytique, études de cas et réflexions.In 2016, WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) recruited an independent team of experts to undertake an in-depth two-part diagnosis of GSF’s approach to equality and non-discrimination (EQND). The first part of the diagnosis – an assessment comprising of visits to six countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) and a review of documentation across all GSF-supported programmes – was completed in 2017, resulting in this study. While confirming that many people who may be considered disadvantaged have benefitted positively from GSF-supported programmes, the study emphasizes that more proactive attention is needed to ensure no one is left behind. Several recommendations are offered to better integrate EQND throughout the components and stages of all GSF-supported programmes.Summarized version of the study, including the Executive Summary, selected case studies and GSF reflections.Cadrage et diagnostic de l’approche du Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement sur l’égalité et la non-discrimination: Résumé analytique, études de cas et réflexions.Annexes related to the study.

WSSCC Annual Report 2015

Collaboration
Throughout its 25 years of existence, WSSCC has envisaged a world where everyone has access to sustained water supply, sanitation and hygiene and, since 2008, has deliberately chosen to focus on ensuring access to sanitation and hygiene. This work is primarily driven through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), supporting large scale sanitation and hygiene improvement programmes in 13 countries. In 2015 WSSCC also deepened its work on human rights in WASH and equality and non-discrimination through applied research, platforms for voice and agency, policy advocacy with national governments and facilitation of regional meetings and ministerial commitments.

Information letter 8 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation

Equality
Highlighting the main points and events since the beginning of this year (1 January), this information letter focuses on: responding to the situation of refugee women and girls in Cameroon and providing some recommendations; the Joint Programme featured at the 60th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women through a side event on Achieving Gender Equality through WASH; the special focus of the Joint Programme on nomadic communities, refugee population and female genital mutilation through upcoming studies in three pilot countries; the review of the Yammer platform activities one year after its launch; the results of the trainers’ follow up survey; the first MHM Lab held in Niger this summer.Revenant sur les principaux points et évènements qui se sont déroulés depuis le début de l’année (janvier 2016), cette édition de la lettre d’information aborde les thèmes suivants : des recommandations afin de mieux répondre aux besoins des femmes et des filles réfugiées notamment au Cameroun ; le Programme Conjoint au niveau global à travers, entre autres, son évènement parallèle lors de la 60ème session de la Commission sur la Condition de la Femme (CSW); l’attention particulière portée par le Programme Conjoint sur les populations nomades, réfugiées ou excisées avec 3 prochaines études dans les pays pilotes; le bilan de l’activité de la plateforme Yammer des formateurs en GHM après une année d’existence ainsi que les résultats de l’enquête en ligne de suivi auprès des formateurs en GHM ; et enfin le premier Labo en GHM qui s’est tenu au Niger cet été.