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Posted Friday, November 30, 2018

HP-News_Don't underestimate meInternational Day of People with Disabilities is celebrated globally on 3 rd December. Water for Women is joining organisations around Australia and the world to call for an end to the attitudes and misconceptions that prevent people with disabilities, especially those in developing countries, from reaching their full potential.
‘More than 1 billion people around the world have a disability. Attitudes, misconceptions, and incorrect beliefs continue to be some of the...

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Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018

Onsite latrine construction in Kampong Cham_Thrive NetworksWorldwide, 4.5 billion people live without access to safely managed sanitation services – in other words, a toilet connected to a sewer or pit or septic tank that treats human waste. November 19 is World Toilet Day and this year, Water for Women is celebrating everyone’s right to a safe and accessible toilet.
A lack of access to safe sanitation services may mean that the nearest toilet is a long and unsafe walk away; or that you have to wait all day, until late...

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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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