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Cleansing the World of Women’s Violence With WASH

By Case Keltner With World Toilet Day on the books and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women being celebrated today, now is an opportune time to revisit the nexus between water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and

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Menstrual Hygiene: It’s About Health, Education, Opportunities, Empowerment

By Stephanie Ogden Yesterday, 28 May 2014, marked the first ever Menstrual Hygiene Day. And you’re likely asking yourselves why the world has dedicated a global day of recognition to menstrual hygiene, when it represents care of a routine biological

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Read these first! WASH Advocates’ Blog Series: Understand the Issue

WASH Advocates is committed to promoting rich conversations among those in the private, public, and government sector about WASH linkages and multi-sectoral solutions. To that end, we have produced several blog series in partnership with others. If you are interested

Posted in Advocacy, Faith, Handwashing, Menstrual Hygiene, Monitoring & Evaluation, NTDs, Sanitation, Sustainability, WASH in Schools, Women

Risking Rape to use a Toilet

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This post originally appeared on Women Thrive Worldwide‘s blog. Reprinted with permission. Earlier this month, I visited the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, where much of Slumdog Millionaire was filmed. Home to an estimated one million people and an annual economy

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Eight Women to Watch: Rising African Women Leaders in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

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This post originally appeared on African Development Jobs‘ website. Reprinted with permission. In the Mkuranga District outside of Dar es Salaam, maternal deaths have dropped to zero, which is unheard of in Tanzania. At 578 per 100,000 deaths, the national

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Celebrating the Rural Woman Through Enhanced Capacity for Water Provision

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October 15, 2013, is International Day of Rural Women, which was established by the United Nations in 2008 to recognize “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security

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Posted in Advocacy, Menstrual Hygiene, Sanitation, Women

Meet WASH shero Rebecca Fishman

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We are pleased to repost this blog about our very own Rebecca Fishman, written by our friends at Lunapads.  Click here to read  more about Pads4Girls! As part of our work with Pads4Girls, we get to meet and learn about

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Posted in Menstrual Hygiene, Women

Separation During Menstruation: Tradition or Torment?

Photograph via Allison Shelley. Young women observing chaupadi wake up at first light under a rock outcropping in Kalekanda village, Achham, Nepal, December 19, 2012.

by Allyn Gaestel This post is part of a series created in partnership by WASH Advocates and Women Deliver. For more information, please contact Cecilia Snyder csnyder@WASHadvocates.org. Wearing a fitted pink sweatshirt that hugged her slim hips and a hot

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Posted in Advocacy, Menstrual Hygiene, WASH in Schools, Women

WASH and Women Deliver: Improving Women’s Health

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WASH Advocates is pleased to announce a new blog series developed in partnership with Women Deliver, published in the lead up to and during the conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from May 28-30 2013. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by

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MENSTRAVAGANZA: Breaking the Silence Around Menstruation

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By: Danielle Keiser This post is part of a series created in partnership by WASH Advocates and Women Deliver. For more information, please contact Cecilia Snyder csnyder@WASHadvocates.org. Now and since the dawn of time, girls and women have bled every

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