• The rights of transgender students to go to the toilet

    Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Connie Benjamin, Andrés Hueso

    This International Transgender Day of Visibility, Connie Benjamin (Policy Team Volunteer – Sanitation & Gender) and Andrés Hueso (Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation) share how schools and universities across the world are trying to protect their transgender students’ rights to go to the toilet.

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  • Global Handwashing Day in the sustainable development era

    A student washes their hands at Salaga High School, Ghana.
    Posted 14 Oct 2016 by Om Prasad Gautam

    Om Prasad Gautam, Technical Support Manager for Hygiene at WaterAid UK, discusses what has and hasn’t worked so far in behaviour change around handwashing, and where focus should be applied.

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  • Breaking down siloes with the BabyWASH coalition

    A planning, monitoring and evaluation meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi.
    Posted 19 Sep 2016 by Dan Jones

    Dan Jones, WaterAid UK’s Advocacy Coordinator, explains why WaterAid is excited to help lead a new cross-sector coalition.

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  • Back to school WASH: where is the missing link?

    "We don’t have water in school so I only drink water before and after school.” Bienvenu, 5, from Miarinarivo village, Madagascar.
    Posted 6 Sep 2016 by Om Prasad Gautam and Ada Oko-Williams

    September is synonymous with a return to the classroom. As children across the world go back to school, WaterAid UK discusses what has been lacking in our approach to ensuring access to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools, and how we can make a bigger impact.

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  • Girl talk: water, sanitation and hygiene at Women Deliver

    Girls at school in Zambia.
    Posted 17 May 2016 by Margaret Batty

    As the world’s largest conference on the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls gets underway in Copenhagen, Margaret Batty, Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at WaterAid UK discusses why water, sanitation and hygiene are – rightfully – at the top of the agenda.

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  • International Women's Day 2016: empowering women and girls through WASH

    Alice Namonje, Menstrual Hygiene Coordinator speaks to students at Lubunda Primary School, Zambia.
    Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Barbara Frost

    This International Women’s Day, WaterAid is calling on governments to make safe, private toilets and handwashing facilities a priority in homes, schools and healthcare facilities, to address the inherent gender discrimination that comes when these services are lacking.

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  • Promoting innovative WASH solutions in Ghana

    Students of Salaga Senior High School on their way to fetch untreated water from a dam approximately three kilometres from the school.
    Posted 12 Feb 2016 by Yvonne Kafui Nyaku

    Around 85% of Ghanaians do not have access to a basic toilet, but an innovative project initiated by WaterAid Ghana could help light the way.

    Yvonne Kafui Nyaku, Communications and Campaigns Officer at WaterAid Ghana, looks at how a Total Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) intervention could solve WASH problems while providing energy in a Ghanaian boarding school.

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  • Why opening a new community toilet should be glamorous

    Portrait of Mariette Razanamparany, 49 years old, teacher in Tsimahavaobe School, Madagascar.
    Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Barbara Frost

    Five days ahead of the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Barbara Frost Chief Executive at WaterAid, explains the necessity of integrating water and sanitation into the Sustainable Development framework, and why they have so often been overlooked.

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