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FileAn analysis of sanitation policies in Southern Africa: The case of Gender Policies in Sanitation in South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe
South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe rank 88, 129 and 107 respectively in the global gender related development index. This generally reflects the low status given to gender with respect to access, control and ownership of economic resources and decision-making positions. Therefore, more work has to be done to ensure that gender imbalances among men and women, rich and poor are addressed adequately. Case study by Mulenga Martin, Manase Gift and Fawcett Ben of WEDC
FileAddressing water and poverty: A Case Study of Area Water Partnerships and Women and Water Networks in South Asia
While women continue to be responsible for much of the water collection and management of food production for household consumption, their limited access militates against food and water security.
FileCommunity Based Disaster Risk Mitigation- Gujarat
The poor live with minor and major hazards and disaster risk on a daily basis. Mitigating disaster risk involves reducing vulnerability and improving coping capacities and needs to involve all stakeholders. It is recommended that disaster mitigation is made integral part of regular developmental programs.
FileGender, Water and Poverty in Bangladesh
According to the World Bank’s Development Indicators 1999 (WB 99), more children remain under-nourished in Bangladesh than anywhere else in the world. This means increased vulnerability to diseases as children grown up, problems which will be exacerbated by limited access to health care and water supply.In the past, poverty alleviation was not a particular aim of water sector development.
FileIntegrating Gender and Environment Aspects in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Rural Populations, in Rwanda
With a view to increasing access to Basic Services in Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) for rural people, SNV Rwanda assisted government districts to draw up an inventory of all stakeholders in the field for a clear overview of the available and required services. In addition to working with district authorities, SNV has had a fruitful collaboration with two partners, nationally COFORWA and internationally PROTOS, both of which have been very active in the WaSH sector.
FileMainstreaming Gender in Sanitation and Hygiene in Uganda
This case study describes the mainstreaming of gender in sanitation and hygiene with a purpose to facilitate incorporation of gender in the African sanitation and hygiene. It focuses on the following four issues: Concepts of Gender and Mainstreaming; The status of hygiene and sanitation in Uganda, the progress made in gender mainstreaming in Uganda; the benefits and incentives. It also gives conclusions and recommendations.
FileMainstreaming Gender in South African Sanitation Programmes: A Blind Spot or Common Practice?
The linkages between women, sanitation and health and hygiene practices are strong, abundant, diverse and often self-evident. Yet the gaps in policy documents are not confined to government. The case study describes gender and sanitation in practice and why poor sanitation affects women most. Of course also the way forward is dealt with.
FileMAMA-86 and the Drinking Water Campaign in the Ukraine
The case study highlights the work of MAMA-86, a national environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the Ukraine. It specifically focus on the Drinking Water Campaign and the many successful outcomes of the campaign for a participatory, democratic, accountable, and sustainable water sector and country.
FilePhilipines: Engendering Environment and Natural Resources Management
The experience of the department of environment and natural resources of the Philipines in mainstreaming gender and development.
FilePro-poor water supply and sanitation - Nepal
Less than 80 percent of the rural population in Nepal has access to safe drinking water while less than 25 percent use sanitation facility. Inadequate access to safe water supply combined with poor environmental sanitation and personal hygiene practices is among the leading causes of diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, worm infestation, skin diseases. The The RWSSP Experience used a participatory approach including the non-formal education, hygiene and sanitation education and support to women' s technical training. This proved to have been very effective in empowering the communities including women and seem to result in strong community ownership.
FileTajikistan-Community Situation Indicators
The aim of the community sanitaiton indicators is to provide a means to enable local communities in Khatlon region to monitor and report changes in living conditions in the State and the impact of these changes on local food security.
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