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The JMP SDG baseline findings set a clear agenda on the work to be done towards the shared vision of WASH for All

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The regional consultations held in June across India discussed forward planning to accelerate progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Dhaka, Bangladesh – 11 January 2016 – Today, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) are releasing a new report titled “Leave No One Behind: Voices of Women, Adolescent Girls, Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Sanitation Workforce.” (Click to download report) The ground-breaking report highlights the […]


UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinkin...

This GLAAS 2017 report is the fourth periodic report, and first thematic report, following on from earlier reports in 2010, 2012, and 2014. It presents an analysis of the most reliable and up-to-date data from 75 countries and 25 external support agencies (ESAs) on the issues related to WASH financing and other elements of the enabling environment, including plans, targets, data availability and measures to reach vulnerable populations.

Joining Forces for Progress – Hygiene Matters Report 2016

Through its Hygiene Matters initiative, Essity raises awareness of the connection between hygiene, health and wellbeing around the world. As part of this initiative, since 2008, Essity has conducted five surveys to gather insights about global hygiene perceptions, issues and behaviour to contribute to a knowledge-based public debate with the goal of strengthening the possibility of improved hygiene for people everywhere. This year’s Hygiene Matters Report, created in cooperation with WSSCC, aims to advance awareness among policy makers and key stakeholders by visualizing and quantifying the value of investments in hygiene, shedding light on forces that are hindering development and showcasing innovative solutions that are driving it forward

Leave No One Behind: Voices of Women, Adolescent Girls, Elderly a...

“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

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.

Inspiring Change for Women’s Rights and Dignity – Meeting Report...

For every woman who is unafraid and every girl who can dream, millions remain unsung and uncelebrated, caught in a bleak cycle of toil and trauma. Condemned at birth in many societies to be the helper, producer, reproducer, water bearer, nurse, cleaner and housekeeper, women and girls know what the world has yet to recognize and value – denial of basic sanitation traps women in a cycle of silence, shame and denied opportunities. 8 March is a reminder of the struggles ahead even as we celebrate the gains. More women in parliament and in the boardroom, more men helping out at home and supporting their daughter’s, wife’s and mother’s aspirations does not mean that we are close to achieving parity in business, finance or politics. Most disturbing is the continued violation of basic human rights. We are entering an era of freer movement of information and capital, creating a wealth of opportunities that unfortunately place the voiceless and powerless even further behind as the world denies their basic rights to live with decency and dignity. On 8 March 2014, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and WSSCC paid homage to the unsung feminine, reminding all present of the equal value of every human life and of our collective and individual obligation to fight stigma, discrimination and inequality. The meeting listened and learned. Using sanitation and hygiene as an entry point to explore human rights in the world’s poorest countries, we heard stories of struggle and success for women and communities in Nepal, India and Senegal.Pour chaque femme qui n’a pas peur et chaque fille qui peut rêver, des millions d’autres restent méconnues et anonymes, enfermées dans un sombre quotidien de labeur et de traumatismes. Condamnées dès la naissance à devenir des assistantes, des productrices, des reproductrices, des porteuses d’eau, des gardes malades, des femmes de ménage ou des maîtresses de maison, les femmes et les filles de nombreuses sociétés savent bien ce que le monde doit encore reconnaître et valoriser. Le déni d’installations sanitaires élémentaires les enferme dans un cercle de silence, de honte et d’opportunités manquées. En 2014, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme (HCDH) et le ont rendu hommage aux femmes anonymes, et rappelé à toutes les personnes présentes l’égale valeur de chaque être humain ainsi que notre obligation collective comme individuelle de combattre la stigmatisation, la discrimination et l’inégalité.

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

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

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report – August 2011

Global Sanitation Fund
The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) has committed $37.6 million to ensure that 11 million people have improved sanitation over the next five years. 15 million people will improve their lives by living in a cleaner, healthier and safer environment. This report is the first prototype in a series of periodic updates about the Global Sanitation Fund and gives a quantitative and qualititative picture of implementation to date.

Listening – To those working with communities in Africa, Asia, an...

Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars, 1 billion people still lack safe water and almost 2.4 billion lack safe sanitation. The time has therefore come to re-orient national and international efforts in support of a different approach. ‘LISTENING’ is about that new approach. It is an approach which has learnt from the failures of the past and begun to achieve well-documented successes of its own. But it is an approach that is not yet universally accepted because of the many vested interests that stand in its way. In brief, decentralization and empowerment of people and communities to enable them to take more control of their own lives and to support them in achieving their own development goals must be the method and the aim. But this does not mean that the responsibility to mobilise additional resources for the poor, and to create an enabling environment within which they can move forward, should be abandoned. In fact the responsibility for initiating and supporting community-led approaches means an even greater and more demanding role for government. ‘LISTENING’ attempts to bring these lessons – through the voices of many of those who have been most closely involved – to a wider international audience.À L’ÉCOUTE - De ceux qui œuvrent avec les populations d’Afrique, d’Asie et d’Amérique latine à la réalisation des objectifs des Nations Unies sur l’accès à l’eau et l’assainissement.