Fixing the global pain over periods
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Fixing the global pain over periods28 May 2015

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a chance to draw attention to the plight of the millions of girls and women who are not able to manage their periods with hygiene, comfort and dignity. Louisa Gosling, Programme Manager for Principles at WaterAid, highlights why 2015 is an exceptionally important year for talking about menstruation.
The ‘Toilet Ladies’, Sangeeta Srivastava (left), 35, and Chetna Tiwari (right), 39. Sangeeta and Chetna spread awareness of the importance of sanitation with men, women and children.

India on the road to cleanliness!28 May 2015

Mamata Dash, Manager – Campaigns & Rights, Equity & Inclusion at WaterAid India, looks at the progress made since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his Swachh Bharat Mission to make India open defecation free by 2019, and asks what more needs to be done to achieve this ambitious goal.
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Monitoring the WASH sector: WASHwatch in action at AfricaSan27 May 2015

As Africa’s WASH stakeholders meet to discuss progress at the AfricaSan conference, key resources and data monitoring platform WASHwatch.org is officially launched. Tim Brewer, WASHwatch coordinator and WaterAid’s Policy Analyst – Monitoring & Accountability, introduces the platform’s value to the sector.
Nepal earthquake impact

The race against time for aid in Nepal27 May 2015

One month ago, a massive earthquake shook Nepal – and set back by decades the country’s progress in lifting its people out of poverty. Carolynne Wheeler, WaterAid’s News Manager, who joined the relief effort, describes how the disaster has affected people’s access to Nepal’s fragile water, sanitation and hygiene services.
Odetha Nyirahabimana's daughter Janett Uwimana, 4 (right), helping to collect water from the re-habilitated borehole, Nyamigende village, Juru sector, Bugesera district, Rwanda.

Everyone, Everywhere 203018 May 2015

Today, we launch our new global strategy designed to help reach everyone, everywhere with safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.
Pooja Bharti, 24, a community leader, during menstrual hygiene sessions in Juhi Bamburahiya, Kanpur, India, 1 April 2014.

How many wives does it take to fetch water?7 May 2015

In communities with poor access to water, women often bear the burden of collecting it, but an extraordinary tradition in rural India takes this inequality to another level. Anil Cherukupalli, WaterAid India’s Media and Communications Manager, tells us about the water wives of Denganmal.
Impact of Nepal earthquake in Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake: dealing with the disaster1 May 2015

On Saturday 25 April, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 6,000 people and leaving thousands more injured. WaterAid's Technical Advisor for South Asia, Arjen Naafs, is currently in Nepal and leading WaterAid's emergency response.
Nepal quake kills more than 3000

Nepal earthquake27 Apr 2015

WaterAid's priority is to provide water and sanitation assistance to communities affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal.
Sanitation marketing in Cambodia

How to sell toilets: a new approach to sanitation marketing in South East Asia22 Apr 2015

In Cambodia, an organisation named WaterSHED has developed a successful approach to marketing sanitation to remote communities which has reached 40% of Cambodians and is spreading fast across the Mekong region. Girish Menon, WaterAid’s Director of International Programmes and Deputy Chief Executive, went to see their programme in action to find out how it works.