Our approach

We investigate the different barriers people and groups face when accessing WASH. The analyses of the findings are then used to develop specific approaches to overcome these barriers. Examples of some of our approaches are:

Working with others

  • Ensuring that the principles of equality and non-discrimination are incorporated across all areas of policy, strategy and practice in the WASH sector.
  • Generating evidence in order to highlight inequalities within WASH service provision.
  • Linking with others who are promoting the rights of marginalised groups to strengthen our expertise and to promote the integration of inclusive and accessible WASH services in all sectors.

Developing capacity

  • Working with Duty-bearers to strengthen their capacity to fulfil their obligations and provide equitable and sustainable WASH services.
  • Empowering socially-excluded people to participate in the development processes.

Delivering services

  • Conducting participatory safety and accessibility audits on WASH facilities to identify the changes and improvements needed.
  • Promoting simple and accessible WASH service designs such as safe and secure toilets with ramps and wider entrances for wheelchair users.
  • Mobilising communities so that different groups actively participate in the planning and building of services, including women and girls and others who are marginalised.
  • Providing information in local languages and in accessible formats.