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Sexual and Gender Minorities and COVID-19: Guidance for WASH delivery

Posted Monday, July 20, 2020

This guidance note, Sexual and Gender Minorities and COVID-19: Guidance for WASH delivery, was developed by Water for Women and Edge Effect to provide some key principles, considerations and actions which Water for Women Fund partners, and the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector more broadly, can apply to strengthen sexual and gender minority inclusion in their COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 programming responses and adaptations.

This includes:

  • How SGM inclusive is your...

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Disability inclusion and COVID-19: Guidance for WASH delivery

Posted Monday, June 08, 2020

Around 15% of the world’s population has a disability. People with disability are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and are more likely to be disproportionately affected by the health, economic and social impacts of the global health pandemic. Many people with disability face multiple barriers that prevent them from accessing basic hygiene that would help protect them from exposure to COVID-19.

This guidance note, Disability inclusion and COVID-19: Guidance for...

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Summary report on considering disability in COVID-19 hygiene programmes

Posted Friday, June 05, 2020

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Jane Wilbur has developed this excellent technical brief: 'Summary report on considering disability in COVID-19 hygiene programmes'

Applying the principles of human rights (equality and non-discrimination, participation, transparency, accountability and sustainability) within COVID-19 responses can reduce inequalities. Community-level hygiene and COVID-19 prevention programmes are also an opportunity for WASH actors to practice disability-inclusive...

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Lost in Translation: the trans community and COVID-19

Posted Tuesday, June 02, 2020

“We are deemed unfit for the male ward and hazardous for the female one; access to healthcare is just one of the rights denied to us right at birth. COVID-19 may have closed doors for you, but for us, those doors were always bolted shut.” - Nadia

With the four walls closing in, some of us may feel trapped while most worry about the unpaid rent. As the food supplies dwindle and the paychecks become scant, some may be forced to ration each morsel, and others to rally...

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Periods in a pandemic – menstrual hygiene management in the time of COVID-19

Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Our partners, Plan International have released a global report for World MHM day: Periods in a pandemic – menstrual hygiene management in the time of COVID-19.  

“From to Kenya to Nepal, to Australia, Ireland and Cambodia, COVID-19 lockdowns are causing big problems for people who menstruate. Periods don’t stop during a pandemic, but managing them has become a whole lot harder,” Plan International Australia’s CEO Susanne Legena...

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