Gender and Water Alliance

Research and Field study Reports

File Gender, Vocational Training and Employment
Not in all jobs and professions women and men have to be equally represented, but both have the right and need to be free to choose the education and the work they like. Furthermore, if relatively well-paid jobs are available, these should be open to all who are qualified, both women and men. This study focuses on girls and women who dare to take a stand against gender stereotypes and related discourses about men and women’s work, to participate in “typical male” vocations and professions.
File Case study on Gender and Empowerment through Wash
It is often assumed that participation and representation of women in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) committees will lead to their empowerment. Therefore, in order to get a better insight into “How” participation in the WASH committees can lead to empowerment of women, Simavi and the Gender and Water Alliance, through the Gender and Water Programme Bangladesh, decided to do a study to get a better insight on “If”, “How” and “Why” women’s empowerment has taken place as a result of participation in the WASH committee or other WASH interventions.
File BRAC WASH Field visit study report.pdf
This report is based on findings from a field visit made by GWAPB staff to BRAC WASH programme sites in Khulna. The objective of the visit was to get first-hand information on how gender is integrated in the programme interventions and how local women, men, and youth talk about how this has influenced their lives and empowerment. The study used qualitative methods of information gathering such as key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and inquiries.
File Gender and Water Poverty: Salinity in Rampal and Saronkhola, Bagerhat
The NGO Voice of South Bangladesh conducted a study in two unions of Bagerhat district, in the Coastal Belt, where salinity is increasing as a result of various factors, amongst them: climate change and global warming resulting in sea water rise, and the large dam in India that withholds the water in the dry season and opens the gates in the monsoon. Shrimp cultivation is a third factor. Both poor women and men suffer from the saline water, but women more: they are responsible for water and hygiëne in the household, and for their reproductive duties. So much water everywhere, but drinking water is far away or expensive. In the paper the findings are analysed from an empowerment perspective. Different categories of people are interviewed.
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