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A young girl in Nepal is dressed head to toe in a pink saree, she looks directly at the camera as she stands on an empty stretch of road in rural Nepal.

Shifting menstrual stigma in rural Nepal

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 03:12 PM

Small but significant steps are gradually stripping away age-old taboos associated with menarche in rural areas of Nepal and improving menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) and...

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)

A disability help desk focal person is sitting at the desk in Nepal, viewed side on, as if through a door

Disability Helpdesks serving the WASH needs of people with disabilities

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 05:01 PM

A focal person of the Chandandagar Rural Municipality at the help desk on a work day (SNV Nepal) 


People with disabilities are often excluded from accessing...

A Bhutanese woman stands by her pour flush latrine with a water bottle in hand

Critical Connections: Mainstreaming climate resilience in rural WASH services

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:26 PM

A Bhutanese woman stands by her pour flush latrine, which has become difficult to maintain due to scarce water supply (SNV / Aidan Dockery)

SNV’s Beyond the Finish...

At a rural outdoor location in Nepal, a woman wearing a red jumper and green skirt crouches down near a handwashing station. She is washing her hands as water flows from a water vessel with a tap, soap can be seen sitting next to it. She is facing away from the camera but you can see the corner of her smile.

Rural women at the heart of healthy hamlets in Nepal

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022 04:15 PM

A rural woman in a hamlet of Dailekh, Nepal, washes her hands with soap and water using a handwashing station at her home (SNV Nepal / Aastha Chhetri)



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