equity and inclusion

Pad Man: Bollywood's 'menstrual man' movie targets Indian taboo

A Bollywood movie about an inventor who created a revolutionary machine that makes cheap sanitary pads hit Indian screens this month, challenging taboos surrounding menstruation in socially conservative India. Arunachalam Muruganantham is nicknamed India's "menstrual man" for transforming the lives of poor women forced to use items like old rags, sand and leaves during their periods. He has been lauded by India's government and is now getting the star treatment with Bollywood A-lister Akshay Kumar portraying him in "Pad Man", which was released on 9th February 2018.

Synergies, Trade-Offs and Support Mechanisms and Leaving no one behind: session at WASH Futures

The CLTS Knowledge Hub along with UNICEF, SNV and the Institute of Sustainability co-convened a workshop Synergies, Trade-Offs and Support Mechanisms and Leaving no one behind- ensuring equality and non-discrimination in sanitation on Wednesday 7th March 2018 as part of the WASH Futures Conference in Brisbane. The full day session looked at current thinking on the phasing and combination of other approaches, internal and external support mechanisms and how these interact with CLTS and other rural WASH approaches in practice.

Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion within water, sanitation and hygiene

This discussion paper was developed by, and is the result of, a collaboration between WaterAid, CBM Australia and Di Kilsby Consulting. It is based on reflections on applying integrated gender and disability advisory support to rightsbased water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.

Date: 4 January 2018

These women have broken all stereotypes to improve sanitation in rural India

At a time when many national and international media report on the atrocities committed against women in India, the stories of women's leadership in development remains an oft-ignored story. As India pitches headlong into making toilets in the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), there are heart-warming stories of women leading campaigns for better lives in their panchayats against heavy odds. A small percentage of the 271,000 villages that have rid themselves of open defecation can be attributed solely to the efforts of these women.

Understanding and defining sanitation insecurity: women’s gendered experiences of urination, defecation and menstruation in rural Odisha, India

Research suggests that the lived experience of inadequate sanitation may contribute to poor health outcomes above and beyond pathogen exposure, particularly among women.

Date: 3 January 2018
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WASH Talk podcast on gender equality in rural sanitation

Women-led Total Sanitation

In this IRC WASH Talk episode host Andy Narracott talks to Gabrielle Halcrow of SNV Asia about delivering gender positive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes in the SDG era. Gabrielle is SNV’s programme coordinator for the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (rural) Programme in Asia. She has 20 years of professional experience working with WASH, gender equality and public health programmes with local and state governments and international development organisations.

Date: 30 November 2017

Soutenir les plus pauvres et vulnérables dans les programmes ATPC

La CLTS Knowledge Hub et l’UNICEF ont organisé un atelier centré sur l’Asie, intitulé « Soutenir les plus pauvres et les plus vulnérables dans les programmes ATPC » aux Philippines en mai 2017. L’événement a réuni des participants dotés d’une solide expérience de première main avec les programmes ATPC, en capacité de chercheurs ou d’appui aux quatre coins du continent.

Date: 29 November 2017

Frontières Numéro 10: Égalité et non-discrimination (EQND) dans les programmes d’assainissement à l’échelle (1e partie/2)

Il est prouvé qu’un programme d’Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) bien facilité qui tient compte des gens susceptibles d’être défavorisés et les fait participer de manière proactive peut présenter de nombreux avantages. Faute de quoi, cela peut avoir, et aura souvent, des impacts négatifs et cela rendra les programmes et l’obtention du statut FDAL non durables.

Date: 27 November 2017

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