Title: Strengthening gender equality in access to water, sanitation and hygiene
While there has been significant progress over the last few decades, gender inequality continues to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations throughout the world. Despite considerable attention and commitment, including through the SDGs’ gender equality goal, no country has yet successfully eliminated this form of discrimination.
As in all sectors, there are gender inequalities regarding access to water, sanitation and hygiene. These inequalities are a result both of social constructions of gender, which rely on harmful stereotypes about women’s and girls’ roles and responsibilities in the household and community, and of biological factors which only impact women and girls.
This Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Briefing Paper explores actions that can be taken by SWA partners that will improve gender equality in all aspects of their work.
Catégorie : Genre, Eau et Assainissement