Resources and Tools

Water for Women and our partners are improving efficiencies and delivery of inclusive, accessible and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) through the development and sharing of useful resources and tools for and from our CSO and research partners, local organisations and governments on the ground in the 16 countries our projects are operating, contributing valuable knowledge and learning to the global WASH sector. 

Over time we have developed sets of resources and tools that broadly fit under the categories that are listed below. These will be added to and updated over the course of Water for Women in line with activities and needs.  

There are of course a great number of resources available on these and other specific topics related to WASH, and many cross-cutting development themes. We keep our resources archive up to date with resources and tools from our partners and resources developed or supported by Water for Women.

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Transformative WASH for Climate Resilience

Transformation starts with you. We have gathered together key resources for water and WASH practitioners that can help you deliver transformative WASH programming with an explicit focus on supporting local communities and institutions to shift harmful norms that exclude the diverse voices of women, people with disabilities and marginalised groups. 


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 Gender, Disability & Social Inclusion (GEDSI)

Gender equality and social inclusion are central to Water for Women. Actively involving all people within communities (women, men, marginalised groups, people with disabilities) ensures more equitable and inclusive processes, which lead to more effective and sustainable outcomes in water, sanitation and hygiene. 

Water for Women is committed to GEDSI approaches and practices in line with global commitments in WASH and beyond, and further contributing to the well-established evidence base regarding the connection between inclusive, equitable and sustainable WASH, and improved gender equality and social inclusion outcomes (WSSCC et al, 2006).


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Sexual and Gender Minority Inclusion

We have created a list of useful resources which are a must read to help the WASH sector embed SGM inclusion in WASH.


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 Disability Inclusion

People with disability already face multiple barriers when it comes to accessing WASH. They are also at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and are more likely to be disproportionately affected by the health, economic and social impacts of the global health pandemic.

However, while the poorest and least powerful are likely to be worst affected in crisis situations, we can work to alleviate the inequality through our response.

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 Menstrual Health and Hygiene 

The time is over for peripheral programming on menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) in WASH. It is now pivotal, particularly given the context of COVID-19 restrictions, which have exacerbated period poverty and decreased availability and access to hygienic facilities, sanitary products and information to support stigma-free safe and dignified menstruation.


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