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Research has shown that the issue of transgender and intersex access to sanitation is under-addressed in the water, sanitation and hygiene development sector. Andrés Hueso, Senior Policy Analyst for Sanitation at WaterAid, and Mamata Dash of WaterAid India, discuss the human rights issues at the heart of the matter, and what could be done.
To mark World Health Day, Upama Adhikari Tamang, Health and Advocacy Officer at WaterAid Nepal, shares six reflections from the recent Global Learning Event (GLE) on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities.
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.
Tackling gender inequalities in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can have far-reaching effects on communities, if the potential is leveraged. Chelsea Huggett, Equity and Inclusion Rights Advisor at WaterAid Australia, and Jane Wilbur, Equality, Inclusion and Rights Advisor at WaterAid, suggest how we can start small to tackle the big issues.
Trachoma is the most common cause of preventable blindness, damaging the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people, and disproportionately affecting women. James Kiyimba of WaterAid Uganda looks at the gender perspective of the disease, and WaterAid’s role in the race to eliminate trachoma by 2020.
In Malawi pregnant women face one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. Abigail Nyaka, Programme Officer for Soapbox at WaterAid Malawi, describes the context of Deliver Life – WaterAid’s project to bridge the gap between government efforts and improved maternal and newborn health with improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
When the women of a small slum in Hyderabad, southern India, found their only water supply polluted by sewage and then cut off, they stood together and fought for their rights. Their efforts, and those of other groups like them, are transforming the futures of slum communities across the city. Sharada Annamaraju, Content Officer at WaterAid India, explains how.
This Menstrual Hygiene Day was the biggest and loudest yet, bringing the issue and its impact on the lives of women and girls to audiences around the world. Thérèse Mahon, WaterAid’s Interim Head of Region for South Asia, explains our approach to promoting menstrual hygiene management and ensuring that all women and girls can manage their periods safely and with dignity.
Women Deliver, the largest global conference about the rights of women and girls, is taking place in Copenhagen this week. Tiffany Langston, Communications Manager at WaterAid America is our eyes and ears at the event. Read her daily updates to find out how we’ve been bringing water, sanitation and hygiene to conversations.
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.