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The GSF invests in behaviour change activities that enable people to improve their sanitation

The role of champions and partners is central to the success of GSF-supported programmes.

Interactive sessions generated responses on the role that WSSCC can play to contribute to progress in the country.

In Uganda, actors celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day by calling upon father figures to support menstruating girls.


Formative Research to Develop Appropriate Participatory Approache...

Most sanitation promotion approaches are only partially successful in providing short term increases in sanitation coverage and usage. BCC messages designed as marketing interventions often fail to address deeper underlying causes of resistance behind people’s reluctance to adopt improved and safe sanitation and hygiene. This study was undertaken with the objective of understanding perceptions, barriers, and motivators for improved sanitation behavior in rural India. Rural communities are not homogenous; they are also very divergent across the mountains, plains, deserts and coastal areas of India with mixed caste, tribal and Dalit composition. The study investigates how different disaggregated sets of people respond to the same questions on barriers to sanitation – women, men, adolescent girls and boys, children, old and infirm, tribal and non-tribal communities, village level functionaries, etc. The study was conducted in Gujarat, Telangana, and Jharkhand. An intensive field research was undertaken in nine villages between July and December 2015.

WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation ...

Coinciding with global agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this issue of the Information Letter focuses on: efforts in Niger to incorporate gender issues in new national strategy and policy processes; menstrual hygiene management (MHM) training for humanitarian actors working in refugee camps in Cameroon; highlights from World Water Week in Stockholm; and Joint Programme actions to encourage the development of participatory and inclusive MHM training and collaboration tools for West and Central African users.Programme conjoint « Genre, hygiène et assainissement » Lettre d’information nº 6 - Coïncidant avec l’accord mondial sur les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), cette édition de la Lettre d’information aborde les thèmes suivants : les efforts déployés au Niger pour intégrer les questions de genre dans la nouvelle stratégie nationale et l’élaboration des politiques publiques ; l’organisation d’une formation en gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) pour les acteurs humanitaires qui travaillent dans les camps de réfugiés au Cameroun ; les temps forts de la Semaine mondiale de l’eau à Stockholm; et les actions entreprises par le Programme conjoint pour encourager le développement d’outils de formation et de collaboration participatifs et inclusifs en matière de GHM à l’intention des utilisateurs d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.