Women and gender

CLTS Week…. Let’s deal with ‘Shit’ in Africa

I am in Lusaka Zambia participating in the Pan African Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) annual Network meeting. The first day was really exciting for me… first because I got to meet enthusiastic CLTS champions from East and West Africa and secondly, this year’s meeting is UNIQUE  because we have participation of the Zambian government staff, partners, and a traditional leader (Chief) from one of the communities where Plan Zambia is implementing CLTS!

Federal Government plans to harness women's potentialities

The Nigerian Federal Government has reiterated its determination to further design life changing programmes for women and girls, as part of measures to harness their potentialities. The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe, gave this assurance in Osogbo, at a  capacity building workshop for beneficiaries of girls and women initiative programmes in Nigeria .Ochekpe, who noted that women had important roles to play in advancement of the nation, said that the ‘G win’ programme was aimed at opening access to life changing opportunities for girls and women in diverse endeavours.

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Maryada Abhiyan: Women-led Total Sanitation campaign in Madhya Pradesh

Maryada Abhiyan logo
In Madhya Pradesh, a new campaign Maryada Abhiyan ( maryada meaning dignity in Hindi), recognises the key role that women can play in catalysing improvements in sanitation and hygiene behaviour and moving their communities towards ODF. It also acknowledges and supports the positive impact of CLTS and sanitation improvements can have on women’s empowerment and their standing in their communities.
Date: 30 August 2013
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CLTS in Kenya and menstrual hygiene management

Gathering by the CLTS stall at the WEDC Conference in Nakuru

Our third day at the WEDC conference in Nakuru started with an open meeting at the CLTS stall. As those who participated were primarily from Kenya, most of the discussion dealt with sanitation in the country.

The first topic discussed was the need of political commitment at higher levels if CLTS is to be rolled out at the country level. When it is in place, solutions are quickly found to the ‘common’ obstacles CLTS faces when scaling up (lack of capacity, human resources etc.).

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