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Leave No One Behind Report and Posters

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“Leave No One Behind” summarizes the sanitation and hygiene hopes and aspirations of thousands of women and men of different ages and physical ability, across rural and urban areas in eight South Asian countries. In these countries, over a billion people are without safe sanitation. They represent indi­viduals and groups rarely heard because they are seldom asked what their constraints are, what they need, how they cope and how they might design services differently to enable universal access and use.Poster - WomenPoster - GirlsPoster - InfantsPoster - ChildrenPoster - CaregiversPoster - Pregnant womenPoster - Women workers

Tracking Progress for Adolescent Girls - Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals

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In preparation for a much more holistic and integrated way of working post 2015, WSSCC highlighted the myriad dimensions of sanitation and hygiene for the safety, dignity and confidence of girls in the Girl Declaration Joint Advocacy Group working closely with Plan International and the UN Foundation. This indicator document was shared widely and used for the roundtable discussions during the UN Foundation organized event “Towards Bangkok: A Briefing and Discussion on Adolescent Girls Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goal“ held September 2015 in New York.

Impact of Inadequate Access to WASH facilities

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The SHARE Research Consortium and WSSCC formed a research partnership in 2013 to investigate the specific impact of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh. These four briefing notes converge on the lack of safe and acceptable choices for women and girls. Links between unsafe sanitation and women and girls’ poor health in terms of stress and infections are raised and major evidence gaps are highlighted. The higher incidence of reproductive tract infections linked to poor menstrual hygiene management under socioeconomically deprived groups is striking.This study of how women’s psycho-social stress relates to inadequate sanitation highlights the range of women’s experiences.The findings of this study demonstrate that the lack of sanitation has important implications for the mental, social, and reproductive health of women in rural India.As demonstrated in the WASH & CLEAN study, visual assessment alone of cleanliness on maternity units is an inadequate basis on which to conclude safety in terms of potential pathogens.

WASH in schools empowers girls’ education – Proceedings of the Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schoo...

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Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and UNICEF convened the Second Annual Virtual MHM in WinS Conference at UNICEF Headquarters in New York City on 21 November 2013. Building on recommendations from the MHM 2012 virtual conference, the 2013 conference focused on the research tools and instruments being used to explore MHM barriers and practices and to evaluate the interventions being trialed or implemented in various contexts.

We Can’t Wait – A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls

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A collaborative approach between governments, civil society and business is essential to getting the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target back on track. This is critical to improve the health and prosperity of women worldwide, said a new report jointly published by WSSCC, WaterAid and Unilever’s leading toilet brand Domestos. This report highlights the stark consequences for women and girls of the lack of access to toilets or use of good hygiene practices. One in three women worldwide risk shame, disease, harassment and even attack because they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet and 526 million women have no choice but to go to the toilet out in the open. Women and girls living without any toilets spend 97 billion hours each year finding a place to go. The report also brings together real life case studies of people in the developing world, alongside research from a variety of organizations and agencies that examine the impact of a lack of sanitation on women and girls.Il y a urgence - Rapport sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène en faveur des femmes et des filles

MHM Lab Convenor’s Manual (English and French)

Learning Menstrual Health Menstrual Hygiene Management
menstrual hygiene lab manualmanuel a l'attention des organisateurs du Labo GHM