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A young girl wearing a light blue school uniform crouches over a water pot outdoors, she is smiling as she splashes clean water from the pot over her face to cool off after the walk home from school.

Women-led Inclusive WASH Jirgas building resilience in Pakistan

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 05:26 PM

A student returning from school washes her face using clean water from the nearby water source in district Buner, Pakistan. (IRC Pakistan)

“I had to go to fetch water approx....

A woman stands beside a newly installed water tank in a rural village in Fiji, she is looking at the camera and smiling

Women at the centre of inclusive water and WASH in Fiji

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 05:24 PM

Through Habitat for Humanity’s Water for Women project, the inclusion of women within community planning activities and school engagements has fostered more equitable and...

Children practice handwashing with soap with assistance from a sanitarian and teacher outdoors at a special school for children with disabilities in Mangdarai, Indoneisa

Building resilience through inclusive WASH in Indonesia

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 05:20 PM

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is an important first step in building community health, wellbeing and resilience. For these students at a school for children with...

On a sunny day in rural Timor-Leste a group of happy children are enjoying clean and safe drinking water from their community tap point, they are splashing the water with their hands and smiling as they surround the tap

Securing sustainable and inclusive-WASH in Timor-Leste

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 05:16 PM

In Timor-Leste, a group of children enjoy clean and safe drinking water from a community tap point. (WaterAid Timor-Leste) 

Despite progress made in recent years in increasing...

A woman from Lao PDR holds up a large poster during a meeting, you can only see her head above the poster as she smiles at participants. The poster displays drawings that relate to community WASH management as well as climate related impacts.

Climate heroes for climate-resilient inclusive WASH in Lao PDR and Nepal

Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2023 11:42 AM

Local government in Lao PDR introduces the integration of climate risk indicators in community-led sanitation monitoring in Champhone district. (SNV Lao PDR / Bart Verweij)

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