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Resource Library for Poorest of the Poor

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Web Resources

WaterAid's E+I website

Includes videos of staff from WaterAid country programs and partners talking about their approach to equity and inclusion. Also features links to WaterAid's E+I framework, resources and case studies of WaterAid's E+I work, including people living in chronic poverty.

Webinar Series on Rural Water

A collection of webinars by the World Bank on water supply and sanitation. Scroll down to find webinars by the UN Special Rapporteur to the Human Right to Water and Sanitation on The Right to Water and Sanitation and by Andrew Trevitt and Rolf Luyendijk (UNICEF) on WASH and Equity  

www.washinschoolsmapping.com
The WASH in Schools coalition has launched a new website with a tool providing an overview of the status of WASH in schools and key documents (national policies, standards, guidelines etc) at a country level for around 39 countries. Most of this information was submitted by UNICEF offices so it is by no means complete but a good starting point for WASH in schools sector analysis.

Waterwiki.net

A water wiki on the right to water and sanitation.

Special Rapporteur on the right to water and sanitation

Includes overview of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, upcoming missions, annual reports and press releases as well as links to other resources. 

Literature Items

A Snapshot of Sanitation in South Asia with a focus on inequities A Snapshot of Sanitation in South Asia with a focus on inequities (549 KB)

WHO/UNICEF (2011) A regional perspective based on data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. Prepared for the 4th South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN-4) 4-7 April 2011 Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Advancing Sustainable Environmental Health Advancing Sustainable Environmental Health (912 KB)

Alison Barrett, WaterAid (2011) This report documents the approaches and processes of Advancing Sustainable Environmental Health (ASEH). The largest programme ever undertaken by WaterAid. The programme was designed to work in the socially, technically and geographically hardest to reach areas of Bangladesh.

Burden of Inheritance Report: Can we stop manual scavenging? Burden of Inheritance Report: Can we stop manual scavenging? (1164 KB)

WaterAid (2009) This report outlines how over one million people in the country continue to scrape an existence through manual scavenging, forced largely by social convention and caste prejudice, and calls for strong action to eradicate this practice. A violation of human rights, this discriminatory and demeaning practice was outlawed by the Indian Parliament in 1993 but still continues today.

Drinking Water: Equity, sustainability, safety (JMP) Drinking Water: Equity, sustainability, safety (JMP) (12072 KB)

UNICEF (2011) The report analyses JMP and MICS data to focus on the three key challenges of equity, safety and sustainability. Disparities in terms of geography, wealth and gender are explored, which highlight the need to target water service delivery towards specific populations. Water safety concerns are highlighted and the scope of household water treatment is investigated. populations. Water safety concerns are highlighted and the scope of household water treatment is investigated.

Elder abuse awareness community guide tool kit Elder abuse awareness community guide tool kit (2655 KB)

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) (2011) This resource was created to help individuals, organisations and communities throughout the world plan for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). WEAAD is held annually on June 15th. This Toolkit is also useful to plan for further awareness-raising activities, and also supports ongoing projects and events.

Equity and inclusion in sanitation and hygiene in South Asia: A regional synthesis Equity and inclusion in sanitation and hygiene in South Asia: A regional synthesis (963 KB)

UNICEF and WaterAid (2011) Lots of case studies from South Asia across range of groups (caste, children, ethnic minorities, disability etc.) Lots of resources in bibliography.

Equity in School WASH - Overcoming Exclusion and Discrimination in South Asia. Nepal Equity in School WASH - Overcoming Exclusion and Discrimination in South Asia. Nepal (310 KB)

UNICEF (2009) This is a series of five publications is the outcome of a South Asia regional study into Equity in School Water and Sanitation. The study examines the issues of exclusion and discrimination in schools in South Asia and to consider the potential for schools being able to act as agents of change in combating this exclusion and discrimination. The country studies for Bangladesh, Bhutan and India and can be found in the respective country section.

Exclusion study on WASH delivery in Malawi Exclusion study on WASH delivery in Malawi (598 KB)

WaterAid (2008) In its quest to ensure that the vulnerable are not excluded from their work, WaterAid Malawi has commissioned this study to investigate reasons for exclusion and how marginalised groups can be included. The study was conducted in all five districts in which WaterAid in Malawi currently supports projects – Mzimba, Nkhotakota, Salima, Machinga and Lilongwe.

Helping the hard to reach fishing communities in Uganda Helping the hard to reach fishing communities in Uganda (0 KB)

Available at: http://www.wateraid.org/international/about_us/newsroom/9898.asp (2011, WaterAid in Uganda)

Hygiene and sanitation among ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam: Does government promotion match Hygiene and sanitation among ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam: Does government promotion match (248 KB)

Rheinlander, T. et al (2010). Academic paper on hygiene promotion and sanitation among ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam.

Out of sight and out of mind? Are marginalised communities being overlooked in decision making? Out of sight and out of mind? Are marginalised communities being overlooked in decision making? (1720 KB)

WaterAid and Tanzania Water and Sanitation Network (2009) This second annual Water Sector Equity Report aims to ensure that the profile of equity issues in the sector remains high. The overall objective of this report is to raise awareness of and promote debate on the equity orientation of the water and sanitation sector in Tanzania.

Raising Visibility and Voices of the Urban Poor Civil Society’s Engagement in urban WASH Raising Visibility and Voices of the Urban Poor Civil Society’s Engagement in urban WASH (113 KB)

WaterAid (2010) This paper shares some notable successes that WaterAid and its partner organisations have achieved in collaborating with service providers and governments to improve inclusive service delivery in Africa and South Asia. The examples show how strategic and operational collaboration between civil society organisations, regulators, policy makers and service providers help to improve pro-poor performance of utilities.

Reaching the urban poor: Supporting utilities to engage communities in service extension Reaching the urban poor: Supporting utilities to engage communities in service extension (4589 KB)

Timeyin Uwejamomere , (WaterAid, 2012) from WBI Course on Designing & Implementing Successful Utility Reform in Water & Sanitation Thursday, 26 January, 2012 at Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja.

Rights of Water Connections for Slum Dwellers in Bangladesh (Case study) Rights of Water Connections for Slum Dwellers in Bangladesh (Case study) (204 KB)

WaterAid Bangladesh (2007) A study on DSK’s experience on three slums of Mirpur, Dhaka.

Sanitation and water for poor urban communities: a manifesto Sanitation and water for poor urban communities: a manifesto (2473 KB)

WaterAid (2011) Water and sanitation services are fundamental to human health and development, nowhere more so than in densely populated urban areas. With no indication that the pace of urbanisation, and subsequently the growth in poor urban areas, will slow, the international community must act collaboratively to ensure these basic human rights are afforded to poor urban communities – and it must act now. Here, WaterAid sets out the examples and objectives for successful delivery of sanitation

Session 5: Poorest of the Poor (Louisa Gosling) Session 5: Poorest of the Poor (Louisa Gosling) (150 KB)

Stigma and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation Stigma and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation (207 KB)

Speech by Catarina de Albuquerque, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. Delivered at a public consultation on 1 Feb 2012.

Understanding pastoralists and their WASH needs Understanding pastoralists and their WASH needs (410 KB)

WaterAid (2011) This policy brief summarises the findings from a literature review and research carried out by WaterAid in the districts of Longido and Hanang Districts in Northern Tanzania. Pastoralists are nomadic people who either move around throughout the year with their families and herds in search for water and pasture, or may be sedentary where they are more or less settled in one defined area. This policy brief recognises the rationale of pastoral livelihood systems, and calls for furt

Water and Sanitation are Human Rights - So What? Water and Sanitation are Human Rights - So What? (5623 KB)

Implications and actions needed to put the rights into practice, Results from the 27th AGUASAN workshop 20th to 24th June 2011, Gwatt, Switzerland

Water: More for some or some for more? Monitoring equity in water and sanitation Water: More for some or some for more? Monitoring equity in water and sanitation (780 KB)

WaterAid and Tanzania Water and Sanitation Network (2008) The document is looking at urban-rural equity, inter-town equity, inter-district equity, inter-ward equity, social equity in decision making and social equity in outcomes.

Upcoming Events and News

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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQYfjUM74A0&feature=youtu.be) 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJShp0TG8SQ&feature=..

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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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New Training Materials from WEDC and WaterAid

17-Apr-2013 to 17-Apr-2013

Overview A set of materials (produced by WEDC and WaterAid) can be used for training a wide range of audiences on making WASH inclusive. The materials consist of 1. Practical and enjoyable activities that stimulate discussions on the issues. 2. Structured presentations with facilitators notes, that explain how to analyse barriers and adapt WASH programmes to make them more inclusive. 3. Practi..

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