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Gender in WASH: Communication and Sustainability


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WASH 2011 conference: Dustin Barter Gaetano Romano/Golam Morshed (Oxfam)

WASH 2011 conference: Dustin Barter Gaetano Romano/Golam Morshed (Oxfam)

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  • 1. Gender in WASH:
    Communication and Sustainability
  • 2. Presentation Overview
    Communicating gender in WASH
    By Dustin Barter
    Case Study: Women’s WASH Platforms
    By Gaetano Romano and Golam Morshed
  • 3. Utilising Creative Media
    • Share narratives of action and change
    • 4. Show the real situation
    • 5. Open ended M&E
    • 6. Humanise WASH processes
    • 7. Engage diverse audiences
  • Location for Filming
    • Challenging for WASH implementation
    • 8. Remote
    • 9. Ethnic minority
    • 10. Limited infrastructure
    • 11. Minimal resources
  • Benefits and Challenges
    • Foreground marginalised voices
    • 12. Inspiring change
    • 13. Complex/simple messages
    • 14. Unfamiliar with filming
    • 15. Time
    • 16. Less technical/numerical
  • Gender and Sustainability:
    Women’s WASH Platforms
  • 17. WWP Objectives
    • Increase gender equity
    • 18. Empowering in decision making
    • 19. Shouldering responsibilities
    • 20. Address women's needs
    • 21. Women's leadership
    • 22. Promoting women's voices
  • WWP Process
    • Group formation
    • 23. Analysis and planning
    • 24. Project implementation
    • 25. Monitoring and evaluation
    • 26. Learning and sharing
    • 27. Advocacy
  • WWP Formation
    Problem Identification & Project Planning
    Water Source
    Completed Project (Bathing Cubicle)
    Happy Women
  • 28. Involved women said:
    • “In the beginning we were confused, but now we are very confident”
    • 29. “We used to bath in alternate weeks, but now we bath every day with dignity and privacy”
    • 30. “We will continue our platform and have already started a saving group”
  • Successes and Challenges
    • Confidence
    • 31. Management and judgment skills
    • 32. Social acceptance
    • 33. Mobility
    • 34. Non-traditional role of women
    • 35. Long-term sustainability
  • Role of Women in Society
    • Do women have a specific role in society?
    • 36. How do women contribute to economic growth at different levels?
    • 37. What are the public profiles of women?
    • 38. Why do women usually run households?
  • Gender Equals Sustainability
    Women are normally users, managers and providers of water and sanitation services and hygiene improvements in their families and communities.
    A WASH project is successful only when it is designed from a woman’s perspective, which leads to broader benefits for women.
  • 39. WASH and Mobility
    no time = no mobility
    limited participation in civil society
    and in decision making process
    women overcharged
    with tasks in WASH
    input related to women needs
    is not met
  • 40. Local Govt Role in WASH
    National Min. of Rural Development Govt guidelines and policies
    Province Prov. Departments
    District District Integration Workshop
    Commune Commune Councils
    C. Development Plan
    C. Investment Program
  • 41. Advocating role of WWP
    National Min. of Rural Development
    Province Prov. Departments
    Commune Commune Councils
    WWPs influence
  • 42. WWP and advocacy
    • WWPs approach Commune Councils to promote WASH improvement
    • 43. WWPs prioritise woman's perspectives
    • 44. WWPs and Oxfam advocate for woman's WASH needs at the national level