Resource Library for Poorest of the Poor
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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.
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
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.
A water wiki 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.
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.
Alison Barrett (2011). WaterAid. 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.
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.
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.
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.
UNICEF and WaterAid (2011). This resource provides of case studies that look at equity and inclusion in sanitation and hygiene in South Asia across a range of groups, including: caste, children, ethnic minorities, disability, etc. More valuable resources can also be found in the bibliography.
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.
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.
Rheinlander, T. et al (2010). Academic paper on hygiene promotion and sanitation among ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam.
Tanzania Water and Sanitation Network & WaterAid (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.
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.
Uwejamomer, T. (2012). WaterAid. The slides from a presentation at the WBI Course on Designing and Implementing Successful Utility Reform in Water Sanitation on Thursday 26 January, 2012.
WaterAid Bangladesh (2007.) A study on DSK’s experience on three slums of Mirpur, Dhaka.
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.
Albuquerque, C. (2012). Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. This speech delivered at a public consultation on 1 Feb 2012 provides an overview of stigmatisation, and how it effects various groups who are vulnerable to experiences of stigmatization. This speech is followed by a report on the links between stigma and the human rights framework by Caterina de Albuquerque in September 2012.
Axweso, F. (2011). WaterAid. 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. The policy brief recognises the rationale of pastoralist livelihood systems, and calls for further research and support to develop water supply, sanitation and hygiene solutions that are in harmony with such livelihood systems.
Implications and actions needed to put the rights into practice, Results from the 27th AGUASAN workshop 20th to 24th June 2011, Gwatt, Switzerland
Sanitation Network, Tanzania Water, & WaterAid (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.