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  • Sanitation and gender – looking beyond the binary

    Girls and boys uniform at Katapazi school in Zambia.
    Posted 25 Jul 2017 by Andrés Hueso, Mamata Dash and Priya Nath

    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.

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  • From mineral rights to human rights: the extractive industries and the WASH Sector in Timor-Leste

    Francisco, 8, outside a WaterAid latrine, Boroluli, Timor Leste.
    Posted 25 Apr 2017 by John Garrett

    Many countries rich in natural resources are among the least developed and struggling to meet development and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) targets. John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, presents a new report analysing Timor-Leste’s extractive industries’ contribution to national wealth, through the lens of funding for WASH.

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  • 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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  • Putting human rights at the centre of our approach

    Posted 9 Dec 2016 by Tom Palakudiyil

    On the eve of Human Rights Day, Tom Palakudiyil, WaterAid’s Regional Director for South Asia, looks at the evolution of WaterAid’s approach to a point where human rights are central to our work and a rights-based approach essential to achieving our vision.

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  • No more excuses: time to clear the path for people with disabilities

    A woman in a wheelchair.
    Posted 1 Dec 2016 by Dan Jones and Jane Wilbur

    On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, WaterAid’s Advocacy Coordinator, Dan Jones, and Equality, Inclusion and Rights Advisor, Jane Wilbur, reflect that it’s time to get real about ‘leaving no-one behind’.

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  • WaterAid’s approach to ethical image use

    Pupils in Sindhuli Nepal learning how to tell stories using photography, and then practising their new skills.
    Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Laura Summerton

    At WaterAid, we take seriously our responsibility to uphold the dignity of the people we work with through respectful use of their imagery. We understand that there are negative implications of unfair representation, and so we endeavour to take a rights-based and progressive approach. Laura Summerton, WaterAid UK’s Senior Photography Officer, looks at the challenges involved, and introduces our updated Ethical Image Policy.

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