Women and gender

Key resource: CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Brief: East and Southern Africa Regional Rural Sanitation Workshop

The CLTS Knowledge Hub, based at the Institute of Development Studies, convened a regional workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, 16-20 April 2018 with support from SNV Tanzania. The event brought together those engaged in rural WASH programming from eight countries across the region (Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) alongside experts working at regional and global levels.

Date: 24 May 2018

Key resource: Apoiar os Menos Capazes ao Longo do CLTS e Depois do CLTS

Desde a sua concepção em 1999, o sistema de Saneamento Total Liderado pela Comunidade (Community-Led Total Sanitation, CLTS) alargou-se a mais de 60 países e o resultado foi que milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo passaram a viver em comunidades Livres de Fecalismo a Céu Aberto (Open Defecation Free, ODF). A abordagem afastava- -se dos programas de saneamento assentes em subsídios, que muitas vezes levavam a uma adopção desigual e a um uso parcial desse mesmo saneamento.

Date: 12 October 2017

Presentation slides: Challenges and unintended consequences in gender transformative programmes

Working on gender issues, especially using an approach that aims to transform harmful power dynamics will always be welcomed by some more than others. Here we list some potential challenges and unplanned consequences of using a gender transformative approach and ideas for how to overcome these.

Date: 5 July 2019

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: A Pathway to Realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls

Based on the contributions of 17 organizations and individuals, this position paper presents the business case for WASH as a critical pathway to realizing the ambitions of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy - a rights-based framework to guide Canada’s international development efforts that places gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls at the heart of poverty reduction.

Date: 3 July 2019

Nine ideas for Gender Transformative WASH programming

This blog offers advice for practitioners wanting to apply gender transformative approaches to WASH programming. It has been partly adapted from the workshop ‘Gender Transformative WASH’ (April 2019) that the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) co-facilitated with Dr Sue Cavill for Plan International. The workshop was for Plan country-office staff from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda and Zambia implementing the ‘WASH SDG Programme’.

Practitioner Tips: Transforming Harmful Gender Norms in WASH with Traditional Leaders

Traditional leaders hold a great amount of power in many communities especially when it comes to influencing social norms. They are important ‘gatekeepers’ who play a vital role in passing on ideas and information to communities. Social norms around gender can be very ‘sticky’ and difficult to change so finding a way to work with traditional leaders can be valuable.

Women’s empowerment: sharpening our focus

What is women’s empowerment? How do you measure it? Why is it relevant to the WASH?

Empowerment, and more specifically women’s empowerment, is among the most fuzzy concepts within international development. This article looks at how it has evolved drawing on key international feminist thinkers, concluding that women’s empowerment is best understood as a process rather than an end goal, where marginalised women are able to set their own political agendas, to access resources, form movements and achieve lasting change in gender and social power structures.

Date: 17 June 2019

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