Gender and Water Alliance

Expert Group Meeting Report: Gender-disaggregated Data on Water and Sanitation

GWA Executive Director Ms. Joke Muylwijk participated in the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Gender-disaggregated Data on Water and Sanitation”, in New York, USA, on 2-3-December 2008. The meeting was jointly convened by UNW-DPC and UNDESA . The more than 20 experts attending the meeting represented national ministries and other institutions from Chile, Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Mexico and Suriname, and several international organizations and institutions including UNDESA, UNICEF (JMP), the World Bank (WSP), UNIFEM, ODI, the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA), WaterAid, Pennsylvania State University, IRC, UNDP, Women for Water Partnership (WfW), Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) and UNW-DPC.

The meeting had several main goals, namely to take stock of gender-disaggregated data on water and sanitation at global and regional levels, to identify obstacles to gender-disaggregated data capacity and collection and to identify data needs and priorities. Finally, recommendations were made on policies, practices and priorities to improve the state of gender-disaggregated data on water and sanitation.

Please find the recommendations and the final report of this meeting here.

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