Water, sanitation and hygiene

Explore resources on the gendered dimensions of water, sanitation and hygiene.


IWDA Climate Change Policy Position Paper

This policy position outlines IWDA’s position on gender and climate change in the Pacific and Asia.

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The Last Taboo: Menstrual hygiene management in the Pacific

Burnet Institute, WaterAid and IWDA led a qualitative study to explore the barriers to women’s and girls’ effective menstrual hygiene management in the Pacific in Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 2016-17.

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Violence Gender and Wash Toolkit

IWDA contributed to this toolkit in response to an acknowledgement that although the lack of access to appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) is not the root cause of violence, it can lead to increased vulnerabilities to violence of varying forms. Incidences have been reported from a wide range of contexts, often anecdotally but…

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Working Effectively With Women And Men In Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Programs, Resource guide

This guide provides ideas about how to make WASH approaches more sensitive and responsive to the views, status, needs and responsibilities of both women and men. It is designed to be used at the same time as other WASH guidance material, as well as improve and build on existing WASH approaches. The material in this…

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Now We Feel Like Respected Adults: Positive Changes in Gender Roles and Relations in a Timor-Leste WASH Program

This report describes research that assessed the gendered outcomes of WaterAid’s (WA) water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming in Timor-Leste. The research was conducted in Datakolo and Manuquibia communities, Liquica district of Timor-Leste, in June 2010 in partnership between WaterAid Australia (WAA), WaterAid in Timor-Leste (WATL) and International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA). WASH issues, in…

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