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Learning Paper: Case study from the Nobo Jatra Program: Gender-transformative social accountability for inclusive WASH

Posted Sunday, April 05, 2020

This Learning Paper provides learnings from existing social accountability practice in World Vision’s Nobo Jatra Program to inform the co-design of gender-transformative social accountability for the Water for Women Fund SHOMOTA project in Bangladesh.

Authors: Winterford, K., Panday, P.K., Baroi, H.S., Ahsan, A.H.M.K. Megaw, T., Willetts, J.

Participating Organisations: 

  • Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Rajshahi
  • World Vision...


Disability Inclusive Systems Strengthening in WASH: How can we do it better?

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The growing commitment to disability inclusive WASH within the sector has seen much progress in terms of accessible WASH infrastructure at all levels and support for people with disability to manage their WASH needs within their households and communities. The WASH sector is also increasingly focused on the broader enabling environment for WASH policy and practice,
or on strengthening ‘WASH systems’. The linkage of these two streams of work, however, remains an area...


Stepping Up: Ensuring sexual and gender minorities are not left behind

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Water for Women Fund gender and social inclusion (GSI) framework includes sexual and gender minority (SGM) inclusion, alongside inclusion of people with disabilities and more conventional approaches to gender inclusion. The UN Human Rights Council recognises sexual orientation and gender identity as characteristics of rights holders, and the deep impact of violence and exclusion: “The combination of social prejudice and criminalization has the effect of marginalizing...


Participatory Action Research (PAR) in Practice

Posted Monday, March 16, 2020

Participatory Action Research (PAR) in Practice – WASH for women and people with disabilities

This document summarises the process, successes, challenges and learnings to date from a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach adopted for the “WASH and Beyond – Transforming Lives in Eastern Indonesia” project. This PAR approach has enabled the project team to unearth local WASH priorities, and support locally led actions around increasing advocacy and rights...


Leave No One Behind Learning Day – sharing insights from World Water Week

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020


On October 3 2019, the Australian WASH Reference Group and the Water for Women Fund hosted an industry-wide Learning Day in Melbourne to share insights from the Stockholm
International Water Institute’s 2019 World Water Week (WWW) and explore implications from key presentations for Australian WASH sector organisations.

World Water Week (WWW) is the annual focal point for the globe’s water sector. This year representatives from the Australian Government funded Water...


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