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Transgender-inclusive sanitation: insights from South Asia - blog

In its April 2018 issue, the Waterlines Journal is publishing an article documenting efforts to include transgender people in sanitation programmes in South Asia. It focuses on equitable access to toilets. It provides an introduction to transgender identities in South Asia, case studies of trans inclusion in sanitation initiatives from India and Nepal, and advice for practitioners, including recommendations that are both specific to sanitation, and of general relevance to practitioners in other fields.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Unites Communities in War-Torn South Sudan

This article looks at the response of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to the current water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) crisis affecting over four million people, both those internally displaced within South Sudan and refugees populations who have fled to neighbouring countries. It looks at how collaborative WASH projects are uniting communities as well as improving health and safety.

All for one and one for All? Supporting the poorest through the CLTS process

Reflections from the CLTS Side Event at the 40th WEDC Conference

Achieving SDG target 6.2 necessitates a reworking of the national landscape of sanitation policies, strategies and programmes. Intra-community support for ending open defecation can no longer be taken fore granted by global and national CLTS actors. Last week at the 40th WEDC Conference the CLTS Knowledge Hub and UNICEF held a side event on ‘Revisiting Subsidies: supporting the poorest through the CLTS process’.

Supporting the rights of girls and women through MHM: Realities, progress and opportunities

This synthesis of the MHM context across the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region has been initiated jointly by the Education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) teams of the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO). It aims to provide an overview of the experiences of girls and women and the current status of MHM programming and action across the region. The main focus has been on the school context linked to WASH in Schools (WinS); but MHM related to out-of-school youth, at community level, in humanitarian contexts and in the workplace have also been included.

Date: 22 May 2017

Supporting the Rights of Girls and Women through MHM in the East Asia and Pacific Region

Women and girls continue to be subjected to multiple challenges when it comes to menstrual hygiene management (MHM), due to things like taboos; norms and practices; a lack of access to accurate information; poor access to sanitary products and poor access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene facilities. The real life consequences of this, can affect a girl’s education, as well as some of her other rights, including her right to equality, health and dignity.

Date: 22 May 2017

Frontières Numéro 8: L’ATPC et le droit à l’assainissement

Le manque d’assainissement a une incidence sur le droit à la vie et à la santé, le droit à l’éducation (du fait des jours de scolarité perdus, notamment pour les filles) et le droit à la dignité. L’objet de ce numéro d’Aux Frontières de l’ATPC est d’examiner l’Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) à la lumière des droits de l’homme : les principes et pratiques de l’ATPC savent-ils refléter et promouvoir une approche de l’assainissement fondée sur les droits ? Dans quels domaines spécifiques le font-ils ?

Date: 20 July 2016

Fronteiras Edição 8: O CLTS e o Direito ao Saneamento

A falta de saneamento tem impacto nos direitos à vida e à saúde, no direito à educação (através da perda de dias de escola, especialmente para as raparigas) e no direito à dignidade. O objectivo desta edição do Fronteiras do CLTS é examinar o Saneamento Total Liderado pela Comunidade (CLTS) à luz dos direitos humanos: os princípios e práticas de CLTS reflectem
e promovem uma abordagem do saneamento assente em direitos? Em que áreas específicas o fazem? Que áreas do CLTS prática levantam questões de incompatibilidade com os direitos

Date: 20 July 2016

CLTS and the Right to Sanitation

Lack of sanitation impacts on the rights to life and health, the right to education (through loss in school days, particularly for girls), and the right to dignity. The purpose of this issue of Frontiers of CLTS is to examine Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in light of human rights: Do the principles and practices of CLTS reflect and promote a rights-based approach to sanitation? In what specific areas do they do so? What areas of CLTS practice raise concerns about actual or potential incompatibility with human rights? Through this issue we hope to give a fuller understanding of human rights for CLTS practitioners to help improve practice.
Date: 17 March 2016
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