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The Growth and Potential of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in Advancing Comprehensive Menstrual Health Advocacy
20 mars 2019
Experts representing the WASH sector, UN organizations, academia and civil society came together today at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in an All-Female Panel to chair a side event titled, Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and (...)
Lessons Learned from Global Champions for Improved Access to Public Services and WASH for Women and Girls
18 mars 2019
At this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, the plight of many women, girls and marginalized groups who face barriers to safely accessing water and sanitation (WASH) services in public spaces took center stage at a side event entitled, Empowerment of Women and Girls through Access to (...)
WSSCC at CSW63- 18 March side session
8 mars 2019
63rd Commission on the Status of Women. Join WSSCC and partners on March 18 for a discussion on access to menstrual health as a public service. Menstrual health is emerging as a key component of the global human rights and sustainable development agendas. Over the last five years, efforts to (...)
WSSCC at CSW63- 14 March side session
8 mars 2019
Join WSSCC and partners at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women for a discussion on empowering women and girls through access to public services, including WASH. This session is an opportunity to: Examine the role of and challenges faced by States in delivering water, sanitation and (...)
Prioritizing Women and Girls in Pakistan – Country holds first national training of trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management
27 février 2019
The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group in Pakistan held the first national level training of trainers this past January in a move to support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to mainstream and promote the health of women and girls. More than 70 participants from (...)
Call for nominations for the upcoming Steering Committee elections
13 février 2019
Which seats are being contested? The Middle, Northern and Western Africa regional seat; One of two Global seats. Timeline for the nomination process The deadline for submitting complete nominations for all seats mention above is 23:59 (11:59 pm) CET, on Sunday, 3 March 2019. Click here to (...)
Appel à nominations au Comité de direction du WSSCC
13 février 2019
Quels sont les sièges à pourvoir ? Le siège régional Afrique Centrale, du Nord et de l’Ouest ; Un des deux sièges mondiaux. Calendrier proposé pour le processus de nomination La date limite pour la soumission des nominations complètes pour les sièges susmentionnés est le dimanche 3 mars 2019 à 23h59, (...)
She is the solution : a day at the Kumbh Mela
5 février 2019
Blog from Emily Deschaine, Acting Head, Partnerships It’s 10 am in Allahabad and the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious festival in the world, is bathed in sunlight. We’re sitting outside in a roundtable discussion on WASH and women’s empowerment, which has brought together faith leaders (male and (...)
WSSCC and GIWA spread the word on sanitation and water at Kumbh Mela
25 janvier 2019
Faith-based, water-focused festival presents extraordinary opportunity to raise awareness among millions of people of the life-changing benefits of better hygiene The largest human gathering on Earth is assembling in India this month as tens of millions of people from across the country and (...)
WSSCC session guide for the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene
18 janvier 2019
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)’s vision is a world in which everyone, everywhere is able to practice safe sanitation and hygiene with dignity. Working to facilitate sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, WSSCC believes that the 5th African (...)
Sanitation takes center stage at Africa’s biggest street party – Carnival Calabar
9 janvier 2019
Cross River State, South-South Nigeria, has held an annual carnival every year for the past 12 years. Tagged, ‘Africa’s Biggest Street Party’, it brings together an average of 3 million people into Calabar every December. The 2018 Carnival Calabar took a different turn as sanitation and hygiene (...)
One brick at a time
11 décembre 2018
A few months ago, Leonard Ochwada was making more bricks than he could sell. Now he can’t keep up with demand. It’s a good problem to have, not just because of what it means for Leonard’s earnings, but also for the health of the people in his community. Leonard is a member of a youth […] The post (...)
AfricaSan Awards is now open for nominations
5 décembre 2018
Are you an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit the nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. The AfricaSan 5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, (...)
Global Citizens called, and 5.6 million actions were taken !
4 décembre 2018
USD $55 million on investments in water, sanitation & hygiene were announced at the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival in South Africa Over the last few months, citizens around the globe took over 5.6 million online actions to end extreme poverty, including 1 million who asked global and (...)
On World Toilet Day, Let Us Speak Plainly About An Issue That Is Often Neglected
20 novembre 2018
By Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC As we mark World Toilet Day and there is more and more discussion about the importance of dealing with human waste, many people will become embarrassed or shocked, and some would rather avoid the subject altogether. However, the sanitation crisis (...)
We have a winner ! The World Toilet Day Champion is…
20 novembre 2018
We are happy to announce the photo sent by Teo Namata, our member from Uganda, as the winner of the WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge. The picture was taken in Bukala Village, Bunyangabo District, in Uganda and shows women washing their hands after using the toilet. According to Namata, (...)
Bihar workshop picks up pace to end open defecation
15 novembre 2018
WSSCC co-convenes Rapid Action Learning to share strategies for faster success Ramping up the elimination of open defecation in India’s northern state of Bihar was the theme of a three-day workshop convened in the state’s Patna district from October 29 to 31. Seventy-five people – representing ten (...)
World Toilet Day : Join the Global Rally for Sanitation in Geneva
8 novembre 2018
For the first time ever, a major public World Toilet Day celebration – the Global Rally for Sanitation – will take place in Geneva on 19 November, at the Place des Nation, from 11:00 to 15:30. Join the rally and help us to send a life-saving message to the world about the critical importance of (...)
When nature calls, you answer – and take action this World Toilet Day with these Resources !
7 novembre 2018
This year’s World Toilet Day will take place on 19 November. The theme, “When Nature Calls”, focuses on the importance of building toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with our environment and nature. According to WHO/UNICEF, 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet and 892 (...)
WSSCC network helps spread handwashing message through fun activities for children
7 novembre 2018
‘Clean hands – a recipe for health’ was the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day. By all accounts, it was also a recipe for success. With a focus on fun, members of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) engaged children in many countries around the world in creative (...)