Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd in El Salvador in 2011 speaking outdoors behind a lectern with microphone with an Australia Aid banner behind him

Kevin Rudd: The drought we all seem to have forgotten about

Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021 09:58 AM

Kevin Rudd during a visit to El Salvador in 2011 (DFAT/Oscar Leiva/Wikimedia Commons).

One of my most vivid childhood memories is waiting for the rain. Growing...

A group of people are outside standing around a large concrete pipe

How business-as-usual approaches do women a disservice

Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021 02:17 PM

 SNV staff dialogue with sanitation entrepreneurs in Savannakhet Province in Lao PDR. (SNV)


COVID-19 has heightened the vulnerability of women to socio-economic...

Three women in Bangladesh hand wash their clothes, dishes and food at the waters edge, their backs are facing the camera and one is crouching, the others are standing at different stages in the process

Gender equality is crucial for safe access to water

Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2021 04:48 PM

Photo: Anwar Huq / Creative Commons


Women spend around 200 million hours every day to collect water across the globe. According to, finding...

An painted drawing of a young girl from Solomon Islands washing her hands with soap at a tap

A picture is worth a thousand words – collecting data using picture cards in Solomon Islands

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021 02:38 PM

One of the picture cards given to the community. (IWC & Griffith)


The failure to separate and contain the faeces of infants and young children,...

A man and a woman are squatting and laughing on a sunny day outdoors as they smooth cement that is pat of toilet construction

World Toilet Day isn’t just about toilets, it’s about the systems that surround them

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 09:13 AM

Water for Women WASH specialist, Matthew Bond reflects on how far sanitation has come.


Happy World Toilet Day! Little did I think that one day I would be celebrating...

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