Gender in WASH: Communication and Sustainability

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

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Gender in WASH: Communication and Sustainability

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

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