equity and inclusion

Understanding Determinants of Access to Hygienic Latrines for Rural Households in Vietnam

During 2014 and 2015, three research studies were carried out to examine the drivers and barriers to latrine adoption and the availability of desirable, affordable latrines in rural areas of Vietnam. The findings were used to develop integrated behavior change communication (BCC) and sanitation supply chain strengthening programs in Hoa Binh Province and the Mekong Delta region.

This WSP Learning Note shares insights and lessons.

Date: 20 October 2016

Intra-household access to WASH in Uganda and Zambia- do variations exist

This paper explores intra-household variations in access to WASH through analysis of baseline data from the Undoing Inequity project in Zambia and Uganda. The purpose of which is to explore whether differences exist between head of household and 'vulnerable' individuals' (disabled, older or chronically ill persons) reports on access and use of WASH at the household level. The results indicate that water indicators reported by the household head eg use of the same water source, showed high levels of agreement between the head of the household and the 'vulnerable' individual.

Date: 5 September 2016

CLTS plus: making CLTS ever more inclusive

If CLTS is to eliminate open defecation, issues of disability inclusion must be fully addressed. Research in Malawi aimed to discover if WASH practitioners, after a short training, could implement CLTS in a more inclusive way, and whether this made a difference to disabled peple in the community in terms of access to sanitation and hygiene faclities. After a three-day training, CLTS implementers designed and implemented a CLTS+ Action Plan, in which additional triggering activities were introduced, and more attention paid to households with disabled and older people post-triggering.

Date: 5 September 2016

Making sanitation inclusive: reflections from the 39th WEDC Conference

The theme for this year’s WEDC Conference was Ensuring Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All. The theme reflects the ambitions at the heart of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development to ensure that no one is left behind in efforts to achieve universal access to WASH by 2030. It’s now a critical time for ensuring that WASH research, programmes, policies and services are designed and delivered in ways that promote Equity and Non-Discrimination.

Sanitation in Bangladesh: Revolution, Evolution, and New Challenges

Bangladesh is a hub of sanitation experimentation and model-building. It is internationally recognised as the place where Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) first succeeded in eliminating open defecation (OD) from whole villages. This and other achievements rest on a broad foundation. After briefly reviewing the history of sanitation promotion in rural Bangladesh, this paper summarises the most urgent issues and challenges related to sustaining the country’s achievements in 2015.

Date: 2 June 2016

CLTS Sharing and Learning at Brisbane WASH Futures (Report)

Report from the CLTS Sharing and Learning Workshop hosted by the CLTS Knowledge Hub on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at the Brisbane WASH Futures Conference. At the workshop, participants from different countries and organisations had the opportunity to exchange experiences, discuss ideas, challenges, innovations and to network with each other. Topics that featured prominently on the day were sustainability, equity and inclusion, monitoring, verification and certification.

Date: 2 June 2016

Fronteiras Edição 6: Romper com o Tabu Seguinte: Higiene Menstrual no CLTS

A menstruação é uma parte natural e saudável da vida de mulheres e raparigas, mas é muitas vezes um assunto tabu, de que não se fala com facilidade, o que pode levar a sentimentos de constrangimento e vergonha. Também pode fazer com que as raparigas percam a atenção na escola ou faltem à escola. A menstruação é um elemento central de saneamento e higiene que afecta a metade da população do mundo durante uma grande parte da vida.

Date: 9 May 2016

Fronteiras Edição 5: Tornar a Higiene e o Saneamento Mais Seguros : Reduzir as Vulnerabilidades à Violência

O CLTS visa um saneamento total em que ninguém pratique o fecalismo a céu aberto, o que, por si só, tem já potencial para reduzir as vulnerabilidades à violência. As preocupações com segurança, privacidade ou dignidade ao usar instalações sanitárias podem, contudo, fazer com que as instalações não sejam usadas ou que sejam usadas apenas quando está escuro.

Date: 21 April 2016

Frontières Numéro 6: Balayer le prochain tabou: l'hygiène menstruelle dans le contexte de l'ATPC

La menstruation est un élément naturel qui fait partie de la vie épanouie des femmes et des jeunes filles ; pourtant, c’est bien souvent un sujet tabou, dont il est très difficile de parler et qui peut engendrer un sentiment d’embarras et de honte. Parce qu’elles ont leur règles, il peut arriver que les jeunes filles soient déconcentrées en classe ou manquent l’école. La menstruation est un élément essentiel de l’assainissement et l’hygiène qui affecte la moitié de la population mondiale pendant une grande partie de leur vie.

Date: 21 April 2016


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