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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...


Adaptation starts with me

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2020

We all need water to survive, as do all the systems we rely on: sanitation, healthcare, education, agriculture, business and industry.

Around the world, extreme weather events are impacting water security. Water plays a fundamental role in healthy communities and families, and water security is intrinsically linked to a changing climate. Gender equality is also essential for economies and communities to thrive, which is becoming increasingly urgent in the face of increasing risk...

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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...


Water and Climate Change: Women have a role to play

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Water for Women Fund Manager, Dr Alison Baker and Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist, Joanna Mott reflect on the vital role of women and a new approach required to address the great challenge of climate change and resilience in the WASH sector.


Water. A most precious resource. From water flows life.

We all need water to survive, as do all the systems we rely on: sanitation, healthcare, education, business, agriculture and industry. Around the world, extreme weather...


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