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Learning Brief: 'Do No Harm’ for inclusive WASH: working towards a shared understanding

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Water for Women Fund sees an intentional focus on ‘Do No Harm’ (DNH) approaches as a critical way of supporting an ethical approach to inclusion. This includes addressing the risk of backlash that comes with supporting representation and decision-making of women and marginalised groups to ensure that no one is left behind in WASH programming. The Fund aims to sharpen collective understanding and practice of DNH as a focus for learning as part of strengthening ‘inclusive...

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Learning Brief: 'Do No Harm' - Women's Empowerment in WASH

Posted Thursday, September 05, 2019

The empowerment of women and marginalised people is central to the Water for Women Fund, and recognised as key to leaving no one behind in achieving clean water and sanitation for all (SDG 6). But it can come at a cost, if we do not pro-actively address backlash and potential harms involved in challenging entrenched gender and social norms.

This is what is known as having a ‘Do No Harm’ lens.

With funding support from the Australian Government, Water for Women supported...

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Inception Workshop hosts ten Civil Society Organisations who are partners in Water for Women

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2018

The workshop was hosted by the Fund Coordinator, GHD, in Canberra to commence the five-year undertaking to improve health, gender equality and wellbeing of communities in 16 countries in Asia and the Pacific. 

The Water for Women Inception Workshop was held in Canberra from 13th-17th March 2018. Partnership is a core focus of the Fund and the Inception Workshop marked the official beginning of the partnership. It was was the first opportunity for the Fund Coordinator, Department...

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