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An Exploratory Study of Menstruation Management in Timor-Leste

15-Dec-2016 to 15-Dec-2016

An Exploratory Study of Menstruation Management in Timor-Leste An Exploratory Study of Menstruation Management in Timor-Leste (1651 KB)

This 2016 Exploratory Study on Menstruation Management in Timor-Leste was commissioned by the BESIK program to gain insights to the factors that affect menstruation management among rural women in Timor-Leste. Insights gained from this research will be used to influence the design of sanitation programs.


Report on the links between gender equality, WASH and human rights

27-Oct-2016 to 27-Oct-2016

Report on the links between gender equality, WASH and human rights Report on the links between gender equality, WASH and human rights (526 KB)

The UN Special Rapporteur for human rights to water and sanitation has published a report on the links between gender equality, WASH and human rights.


Reducing Inequalities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

15-Sep-2016 to 15-Sep-2016

Between October and November 2015 the Rural Water Supply Network’s Equality, Non-discrimination and Inclusion theme enjoyed lively e-discussions and two webinars on Reducing Inequalities in WASH. This covered 1) practical approaches to improve participation of everyone, 2) inclusive infrastructure designs and 3) information, guidance and support that exist on these. This report synthesis..

eDiscussion: CSOs and market-based sanitation approaches

05-Jul-2016 to 05-Jul-2016

A great e-disucssion presented by the Civil Society (CS) WASH Fund and led by Professor Juliet Willets throughout April/May 2016. The thread discusses how Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are working to effectively support sanitation, products and services, while concurrently ensuring pro-poor targeting and affordability. The e-discussion presents a comprehensive range of practice and experi..

Disability inclusion matters: water and sanitation

07-Jun-2016 to 07-Jun-2016

People with disability in developing countries experience additional and exacerbated barriers in accessing water, sanitation and hygiene. This puts them at increased risk of related health impacts, as well as experiences of stigmatisation, marginalisation and lower self-esteem. These are among the many reasons why the mainstreaming of disability in development, and disability inclusion, is essenti..

Accessibility of toilets by people with a disability: if only toilets could talk...

29-Mar-2016 to 29-Mar-2016

Erick Baetings, senior sanitation specialist at IRC, discusses the eye-opening experience watching a group of Cambodian actors use their talent to portray the difficulties people with disability face when accessing toilet facilities. The performance drew the conclusion of the Asia Regional Learning Event on sustainable and inclusive sanitation services, held in Cambodia by the Ministry of Rura..

World Water Day 2016

22-Mar-2016 to 22-Mar-2016

Why achieving gender equality is central to solving the global water crises. The month of March celebrates two important days: it begins with International Womens Day (8 March) and ends with World Water Day (22 March). I’m bringing the two together to illustrate why women’s empowerment and solving the global water crisis are integral to one another. In developin..

A new resource on accessible WASH technologies by WEDC, WaterAid and Share

03-Dec-2014 to 03-Dec-2014

In celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities 2014, WEDC, WaterAid and Share have published a new resource: A compendium of Accessible WASH Technologies. The Compendium is designed for use by staff working directly with communities - e.g. health workers and community volunteers working with people with disabilities and older people and their families in rural areas of sub-Sah..

Two new films from WaterAid on Inclusive WASH

26-Sep-2013 to 26-Sep-2013

Two New films on Inclusive WASH from WaterAid. WaterAid Nepal has produced a new film ( focussing on the barriers disabled people face in accessing WASH. It touches upon environmental and institutional barriers and stigma in Nepal. WaterAid Uganda has produced a new film (

WA at the first United Nations High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

25-Sep-2013 to 25-Sep-2013

Disability and WASH at the UNGA WaterAid has participated in the first United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development. Disability Rights Activist Sagar Prasain attended the event on behalf of WaterAid to highlight the importance of WASH for disabled people. You can download the flyer we created to raise awareness on the issue at this event below...

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