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A transgender woman stands in front of a panel of speakers addressing the audience.

Overcoming Invisibility: Promoting Menstrual Health Equity for Jaipur's Transgender Men

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 08:19 AM

Pushpa, transgender activist, advocates for SGM inclusion in WASH during a World Toilet Day event in 2023 (CFAR Archives)

Menstrual health management (MHM) remains a global...

A woman in a yellow sari is crouching down facing a brick wall that has a Saniclimi table painted on it. She is making updates to a section of the table with white chalk.

Bridging borders to climate-resilient, inclusive WASH in India

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:12 PM

In Jawahar Nagar, the Saniclimi wall is updated by a member of the Single Window Forum (CFAR archives)

The woman in this photograph is updating data on water, sanitation and...

A woman in a red sari and head scarf walking by six back-to-back concrete toilet cubicles in an outdoor urban environment in Jaipur, India. The wide, green-coloured door of one cubicle can be seen to the right and green railing along the walkway in the foreground, which leads to a ramp at the left and steps at the right. They are community toilets that are gender-inclusive, accessible and safely managed.

Securing access to safe sanitation in Jaipur

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023 11:40 AM

Water for Women partner CFAR supported the design and construction of these safely managed, gender-inclusive and accessible community toilets in Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur (CFAR /...

An overhead picture of a laneway, part of an informal settlement called Nayak Basti in India

After 40 long years, community champions secure safe drinking water for Nayak Basti in Jaipur

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2022 04:50 PM

A pocket of Nayak Basti, an informal urban slum in Jaipur. (CFAR archives)


This Water, WASH & Climate story was authored by Ravie Kiran Bokam and Juhi...

Illustration shows a cesspool vehicle, FFSM infrastructure and personal protective equipment

Harnessing the private sector in drive to eliminate open defecation

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 05:43 PM

The Indian state of Odisha is on the frontline of the country’s efforts to eliminate open defecation by building a more comprehensive sanitation system.

A 2011 census report benchmarked...

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