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WSSCC’s participation and partnerships at the conference reinforced the council’s achievements and commitments to the WASH sector.

WSSCC looks forward to meeting partners and friends during the events at the forthcoming World Water Week.

Highlights from the side event at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

WSSCC joined passionate gender activists, civil society organizations & UN entities at CSW in New York.

Archana Patkar (WSSCC) and Kersti Strandqvist (SCA) were featured speakers during the 2015 Global Child Forum, a prestigious event attended by high-level representatives from business, civil society, government and academia. The GCF is hosted annually by the King and Queen of Sweden, and takes place at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This year’s theme was […]

The Executive Director met with the Prime Minister of Sweden backstage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on 26 September 2015. The two discussed the importance of sanitation for women’s education, health and economic empowerment. The Executive Director thanked the Prime Minister for his commitment,  to improve sanitation for 60 million people by […]

SCA and WSSCC have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world.

Read and watch all World Toilet Day highlights from various events around the world.

7 journalists were named today as winners of the “2014 WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on WASH-related issues.

WSSCC is proud to wave the flag high for sanitation and hygiene at the forthcoming World Water Week in Stockholm.


Menstrual Hygiene Management, SDGs and the Private Sector – Women...

This cross-cutting session hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, WSSCC, and SCA highlighted the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management and the importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches to unlock multiple benefits for women and girls. The session also promoted detailed discussions on the roles and responsibilities each of us has to women and girls everywhere, regardless of our sector, occupation or geography. The session brought together experts from WASH, Human Rights, Education, Health and the private sector to share lessons and successes in policy and practice, with a specific focus on how multi-sectoral partnerships can collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

CSW60 – Achieving Gender Equality through WASH – Event programme...

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.