The Gender Effects of COVID-19 on access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
The official launch and dissemination of ‘‘The East African Research Study Report on the Gender Effects of COVID-19 on access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’’ is currently being held across East Africa.
This study was conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in collaboration with the University of Leeds and The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) to explore how the COVID-19 emergency response has affected girls, women and people living with disabilities (PWDs) ability to meet their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.
The study report is currently available and will be disseminated among National Governments, Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations, as well as Private Sector stakeholders, to create awareness and influence the designing of programs, interventions, and services that meet the needs of girls, women and people with disabilities (PWD), especially those who live in the informal settlements.
The hybrid formal launch event held in person and virtually was attended by Olutayo Bankole-Bolawole, Regional Director of WaterAid East Africa, Yaekob Metena, Country Director of WaterAid Ethiopia, Memory Kachambwa, CEO of The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, and representatives of WaterAid country programmes across East Africa, SCRS WASH, ONE WASH National Program, Community Managed Project (CMP) as well as government and nongovernmental stakeholders.