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Amnesty International Report- Insecurity and Indignity: women's experiences in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

Amnesty International has just published a report on women’s experiences in the slums of Nairobi which shows that women living in informal settlements are particularly affected by the lack of adequate access to sanitation facilities. In addition to difficulties relating to lack of privacy, they face threats to their safety. Lack of toilet facilities in or near the home means that women are vulnerable to rape and other gender-based violence when they go for open defecation or visit public facilities during the night.
(July 2010)

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Piloting CLTS in an urban setting: Diary of progress in Mathare 10, Nairobi Kenya

PLEASE NOTE: Further blogs on Mathare will now appear on the main blog

Below you will find an ongoing blog about CLTS in the urban setting of Mathare 10, Nairobi, Kenya in which Sammy Musyoki of Plan Kenya documents and reflects on progress as the pilot unfolds.

The UCLTS team in Mathare is also on Facebook Check out their group!

And you can now watch Story Yetu, a film about urban sanitation and waste management, Community Cleaning services work, youth engagement and entrepreneurship in Mathare 10 online.

Date: 1 July 2010
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Kalyani - CLTS in an urban context

Kalyani is a planned town near Kolkata with a population of 82,000. It is seen as a city ‘made for middle class people’. However, the 52 slums around the city house almost 50% of the city’s population. Many of the slums’ inhabitants are migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. Whilst some of the slums are more recent, some are as old as 50 or 60 years, and the majority have no toilet facilities.

Date: 7 June 2010
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Training of Trainers on CLTS with specific focus on Solid Waste Management in Alibag town, Raigad, Maharashtra

A three day CLTS workshop was organized by Knowledge Links in Alibag Municipal Area of Raigad district in Maharashtra from the 26th to 28th August 2008. The workshop aimed at exposing the participants to the concept and practice of CLTS through hands-on experience. Process of CLTS triggering in an urban context was the main focus of the programme. Solid waste management was underlined as the main sanitation concern in Alibag town.

Date: 30 January 2009
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