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Posted Monday, November 05, 2018

181105-Proposals_Type1ResearchThe Water for Women Fund Coordinator, GHD, has today announced a request for proposals from eligible Research Organisations (ROs) to implement WASH Research Awards (Research Type 1) through the Water for Women Fund .
The WASH Research Awards is a $10.6 million Research Component associated with the wider Water for Women Fund , which supports civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive WASH projects in Asia and the Pacific. It will provide...

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Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018

Global Handwashing DayGlobal Handwashing Day is on October 15th. The day is marked by worldwide celebrations, events, and advocacy campaigns. In 2017, more than 500 million people promoted the simple, life-saving act of handwashing with soap on Global Handwashing Day. The day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008 to help communities, advocates, and leaders spread the word about handwashing with soap.
Hands are the leading carriers of germs that cause diarrhea and respiratory...

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Posted Monday, October 01, 2018

WHO GuidelinesOn 1 October, World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first global guidelines on sanitation and health, as safe sanitation is essential for health, from preventing infection to improving and maintaining mental and social well-being. The new guidelines set out four principal recommendations:
Sanitation interventions should ensure entire communities have access to toilets that safely contain excreta.
The full sanitation system should undergo local health...

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Posted Saturday, September 01, 2018

DFAT at World Water WeekWorld Water Week is the annual focal point for global water issues, bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of organisations over one week to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water challenges facing the world today. In August, Water for Women joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and other Australian government funded programs such as the Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (CS WASH)...
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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

180710-Water-for-Women-Partnership-meeting As agreed at the inception workshop in March, Water for Women will bring together 10 CSO partners, DFAT and Fund Coordinator advisors for the first Partnership Group Meeting in Melbourne in August.
Water for Women aims to change the approach when it comes to development projects by implementing an innovative partnership brokering process to ensure the impact of the Fund is maximised. Our Civil Society Organisation (CSO) partners will be front and centre during this process.
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