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A smiling woman carries a basket full of menstrual health products on her head in Bangladesh

Women feriwalas at the forefront of inclusive WASH in Bangladesh

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

In Bangladesh, World Vision has been helping women gain independence by strengthening local sanitation enterprises and supporting feriwala (peddlers) to sell menstrual health...

A woman in Bangladesh stands outdoors with a mask on in her remote community. On her head she is carrying a basket full of menstrual health and hygiene products that she sells to households in her community.

A chance meeting helped Hamida become a menstrual health and hygiene advocate

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022 02:23 PM

Attending a ward meeting of World Vision's Water for Women SHOMOTA project proved a turning point in Hamida Begum's life. Her physical disability had held her back...

Navy, 29, smiles from her wheelchair in Kampong Tralach Province in Cambodia

Behind the scenes: Researching disability-inclusive WASH in Cambodia

Posted on Friday, December 03, 2021 03:14 PM

Navy, 29, from Kampong Tralach Province in Cambodia. (photo: WaterAid/Sokmeng You)

by Pharozin Pheng, WaterAid Cambodia Equity and Inclusion...

A woman with a disability is in a wheelchair, selling sanitary pads door to door to women in her community in Bangladesh

From a life in the shadows to a menstrual health and hygiene role model in her community

Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:49 AM

Abeda sells sanitary products to a woman in her community (World Vision Bangladesh / Jobayer Hossain (Water for Women in Bangladesh)


Today, Abeda Begum,...

A group of women stand outside in a village in Bangladesh, dressed colourfully

Strengthening gender equality and social inclusion through WASH in Bangladesh

Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 01:15 PM

In a COVID-19 and climate change-affected world, women’s access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has never been more important. That is why Australia...

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