The invisible public health threat in developing country cities

Neil Jeffery, CEO, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor Central Lusaka has the air of a city on the rise – well-organised streets with brand new buildings, and shopping malls springing up all over the place. The Zambian capital, which I visited last October, is a typical rapidly growing African city. But step outside […]


Bringing dignity, safety and health to a city of two million

WSUP has been featured in a blog written by Chris Holmes, USAID Global Water Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment. In the article, Chris Holmes writes about his visit to Vizag, eastern India, and where he meets women’s self-help groups who are playing a crucial work in eliminating open […]


Creating dignity through toilets

Having a toilet equals a better chance of education, dignity, safety, status and more – wherever you are in the world. WSUP’s My Toilet exhibition aims to draw attention to the sanitation challenges faced by women and girls across the world, and in early May we took the exhibition to Barcelona to allow more people […]


Julieta Muinga

Women & water: creating change in Maputo

How do you support your family as a single parent – when you have to travel for hours each day to earn a living and can’t earn enough to keep your five children healthy? This was the dilemma Julieta, a mother in Maputo, faced. Every day, she travelled long distances to work as a maid […]


Women and girls living in the low-income communities of Dhaka lack the services and support required to practice safe menstrual hygiene. This Practice Note looks at a campaign that aimed to overcome the barriers to change.

As mulheres e as raparigas sofrem os efeitos do mau saneamento e baixo acesso a água potável. Através do exemplo do estabelecimento de instalações de saneamento comunitário em Maputo (Moçambique) e em Naivasha (Quénia), esta Nota Prática ilustra uma abordagem à provisão de serviços WASH que promove a inclusão, igualdade e que põe as preocupações das mulheres e raparigas no centro da planificação e implementação do programa.

Women and girls suffer disproportionately from the effects of poor sanitation and lack of access to clean water. Through the example of establishing communal sanitation facilities in Maputo (Mozambique) and Naivasha (Kenya), this Practice Note illustrates how WASH service provision can be approached in a way that fosters inclusion, promotes equality, and places the concerns of women and girls at the centre of programme planning and implementation.