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WG 7 - Community, rural and schools (with gender and social aspects)

WG 7a Community, rural and school sanitation
Experiences around the world have revealed that sanitation initiatives funded by external agencies only, usually do not achieve sustainable sanitation services on a large scale in the longer term, particularly in the rural communities. It is important that communities themselves get deeply involved here and take leadership in their own sanitation projects and programs, including for example school sanitation. This has paramount importance to ensure sustained sanitation services and to link sanitation to communities' livelihood programs.
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WG 7b Gender aspects of sustainable sanitation
Gender mainstreaming is an important tool in any field in order to approach gender equality. In sanitation, gender aspects have to be particularly taken into account, as these are essential for sustainable sanitation and hygiene. Noticeably one of the most observable divides between women and men, especially in developing countries, is in sanitation and hygiene. The provision of hygiene and sanitation are often considered women’s tasks.
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Leads
The lead of this working group is Claudia Wendland and the co-lead is Belinda Abraham:
Claudia Wendland - Working Group 07  Belinda Abraham - Working Group 07
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WECF
Germany
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UNICEF
Cambodia
 
How to join the working group?

Why become a member of a working group?

  • You can work with other experts on several issues to promote sustainable sanitation
  • You will gain access to information on working group processes
  • You can be active by hosting SuSanA meetings and/or by organising activities/events to promote sustainable sanitation
  • You can join and take part in stimulating discussions on the SuSanA Discussion Forum in the WG 7 section
 
SuSanA Partners
(currently 231 partners)