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Established footprints for rapid response

Posted Friday, July 10, 2020

Water for Women partners have the right people in the right places - established teams, networks and relationships with local governments and civil society, which has helped them respond rapidly to COVID-19.

In Bhutan accessible public handwashing stations, prevention awareness materials and physical distancing measures have been rolled out by SNV in their communities.

Early on during the crisis, Bhutan’s Health Minister requested for SNV Bhutan to lead efforts to identify...

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'I want to be the male champion for MHM for my school' - Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020

Plan International and partner, Live & Learn Environmental Education is working with Solomon Islands Ministry of Education, school principals, teachers and students to improve knowledge about menstrual hygiene and is improving access to WASH facilities for girls and teachers to manage their menstruation hygienically and with dignity. 

In one particular school in West Guadalcanal, the story began on Global Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day), 28th May, 2019. Since...

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Creating space and giving voice: menstrual health hygiene and management in Cambodia

Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cambodia is pro-actively engaging in menstrual health and hygiene management (MHH). The Ministry of Education approved the MHH/puberty book for all public schools and puberty books for boys on menstruation. The initial reasons for such investments  in education sector were related to retention and enrolment of girls in schools, with one study indicating approximately 41% girls miss class due to their periods. However, equally relevant now is the fact that more than 80%...

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Adaptation, empowerment and mutual benefit in the times of COVID-19

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mutual benefit in Indonesia: how people with a disability are finding new sources of income during the COVID-19 crisis

On March 11, 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 as a Pandemic and as we all know, since then, the world has been forever changed. This status should not be underestimated; there are only a few diseases in history that have been classified as pandemics. Impacts are being felt across Asia Pacific, where Water for Women projects are being undertaken and our partners...

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Strategic and accessible COVID-19 prevention in rural Nepal

Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In Nepal, a government announcement of lock down due to COVID-19 in late March resulted in a significant number of people returning from India and urban centres to rural Nepal. The risk of spreading the disease was considered to have increased due to this mobility across the country and the Nepalese government identified the need to establish specific locations for testing and isolation.

In rural areas, many of these specified places do not have sufficient...

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