New publications: Making community-led total sanitation (CLTS) fully inclusive; and Violence, gender and WASH: a practitioner’s toolkit.

WASH Matters

12 Sep 2014

We have two new publications on inclusive CLTS and violence and gender in relation to WASH.

Frontiers of CLTS

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WaterAid and the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) are pleased to announce the release of a new issue of Frontiers of community led total sanitation (CLTS) series - Disability: Making CLTS fully inclusive, which focuses on people with disabilities, offering practical guidance on how their particular needs can be met. 

The publication outlines the reality of the experiences of people with disabilities and the varied nature of their needs, and concludes with practical recommendations for facilitators and everyone engaged in CLTS to make the whole process more inclusive.

You can download and read the new issue at

Other publications in the Frontiers series include How to trigger for handwashing with soap and Participatory design development for sanitation.

Violence, gender and WASH: a practitioner’s toolkit

The SHARE consortium, of which WaterAid is a member, has recently published Violence, gender and WASH: a practitioner’s toolkit.

Violence Gender WASH ToolkitAlthough poor access to appropriate WASH services is not the root cause of violence, it can increase individuals’ vulnerability to violence. The SHARE Consortium’s toolkit is intended to help WASH and associated practitioners to better recognise the risks of violence linked to WASH and to encourage WASH practitioners to recognise their capacity to make WASH safer and more effective.

You can view the toolkit at

Sarah House, Suzanne Ferron, Dr Marni Sommer and Sue Cavill prepared the publication on behalf of WaterAid, with contributions from a wide range of people from 27 organisations (see below). It was funded by the UK Department for International Development through the SHARE Consortium, and has received strong backing from WASH, gender and gender-based violence global communities of practice, and the UK Government.

For more information on the toolkit contact Sue Cavill, SHARE Research Manager, WaterAid, at [email protected].

Violence, gender and WASH toolkit authors