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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...


Water, Women and Disability Study - Report

Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2020

A month after TC Harold, Our partners, World Vision and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine launched its, Water, Women and Disability study. A report produced as part of their Water for Women Laetem Dak Kona (LDK) project.

The Water, Women and Disability study aimed to complete a comprehensive population-based study of disability in TORBA and SANMA Provinces in Vanuatu, to measure how common disability is, and understand access to and experience of WASH, menstrual hygiene...


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...


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