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Violence, gender and WASH : a practitioner’s toolkit

HOUSE, Sarah
et al
2014

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This online toolkit is intended to help water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) and associated practitioners better recognise the risks of violence linked to WASH and to encourage WASH practitioners to recognise their capacity to make WASH safer and more effective. It has been developed in response to an acknowledgement that although the lack of access to WASH is not the root cause of violence, it can lead to increased vulnerabilities to violence of varying forms.

 

The key toolkit documents are the four briefing notes and the associated checklists, however other materials in the toolsets, such as case studies, checklists, videos, training scenarios etc., are available and may be drawn on as required. This toolkit has been developed for use by WASH practitioners but will also be useful for gender based violence (GBV), gender, protection, health and education specialists working for organisations and governments that are providing access to these essential services, to help them better identify and acknowledge these risks and contribute to their reduction in practical ways.

 

Note: Documents in the toolkit can be opened or downloaded from the online links. The entire toolkit (except the videos) can be downloaded from the download options page. Once downloaded, hyperlinks will operate if the folders and documents remain in their existing positions.

UNICEF toilet solutions for child-friendly schools in Rwanda

GINOULHIAC, Luca
2009

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This conference paper presents a design for standard toilet blocks with single, unisex, accessible toilet cubicles for primary schools in Rwanda. The design is based on the Child Friendly School approach implemented by UNICEF Rwanda in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This paper is useful for people interested in primary school infrastructure

All people, all access : WATSAN for disabled people in Mali

RUSSELL, T.J.E
2008

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This paper presents the findings of research from a MSc project of a water and sanitation (WATSAN) project in rural Mali which identifies the physical barriers to access and use of WATSAN facilities for people with physical impairments and provides practical solutions. It would be useful for people interested in WATSAN for people with disabilities

Sanitation for primary schools in Africa

REED, Bob SHAW, Rod
2008

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This book provides easy-to-use tools for assessing sanitation, water supply and handwashing facilities in primary schools in Africa, aimed at improving sanitation. It also presents illustrated information about guidelines to encourage handwashing with soap, various types of latrines, and technical designs. It would be useful for agency and government staff who are interested in sanitation in primary schools in Africa The link provides electronic access to the book, in English, as a single pdf, in addition to posters in English and Spanish

Excreta disposal in emergencies : a field manual

HARVEY, Peter
2007

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This manual gives practical guidance on how to select, design, construct and maintain appropriate excreta disposal systems to reduce faecal transmission risks and protect public health in emergency situations. It outlines the key issues to be considered when assessing excreta disposal needs and priorities, and provides guidance on how to plan, design and construct appropriate systems, and on how to maintain and promote appropriate use of those systems. It is designed for use by field-based technicians, engineers and non-technical staff responsible for sanitation planning, management and intervention in emergencies

Infrastructure for all : meeting the needs of both men and women in development projects|A practical guide for engineers, technicians and project managers

REED, Brian
COATES, Sue
PARRY-JONES, Sarah
et al
2007

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This book provides information to help engineers, technicians and project managers ensure that the facilities they design and build are beneficial to all members of society. Using examples, especially related to water and sanitation, the book highlights the need for social analysis and gender analysis to improve the design, implementation and use of infrastructure. It would be useful for engineers, technicians and project managers interested in infrastructure development in low- and middle-income countries

Developing engineers and technicians : notes on giving guidance to engineers and technicians on how infrastructure can meet the needs of men and women

REED, Brian
COATES, Sue
2007

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This practical book assists managers and trainers of engineers in raising awareness of social and gender issues with their staff. The book is written in the form of training notes, divided into 38 units with eight checklists to use in meetings. It would be useful for engineers, technicians and project managers interested in infrastructure development in low- and middle-income countries

A project to develop inclusive models of sanitation for persons with disabilities

SINHA, Manu
TRIVEDI, Rohit
GODFREY, Samuel
2006

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This paper outlines the details of a project in India that focused on developing 'Inclusive Models of Sanitation for Persons with Disabilities'. The project was lead by Arushi, a voluntary orgranisation working with persons with disabilities, in collaboration with UNICEF. The paper highlights the project's components and outcomes, including a study to detail the special needs of persons with disabilities which led to the development of a manual on inclusive models of sanitation. This paper is useful for people interested in inclusive sanitation for people with disabilities in India

A case study on reaching the poorest & vulnerable

AHMED, Rokeya
2006

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This paper outlines a case study focusing on the very poorest people in a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme in urban areas of Bangladesh. WASH focuses on economic access through a cross-subsidy approach, and uses poverty ranking by community to identify the hard-core poor. Two case studies are presented; one about a blind elderly man and the other about a frail elderly woman. The paper would be useful for people interested learning about WASH programmes for poor people in urban areas in Bangladesh

Screened toilet, bathing and menstruation units for the earthquake response in NWFP, Pakistan

NAWAZ, Jamila
et al
2006

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This paper describes an initiative that put screened toilets, bathing and menstruation units into emergency camps in rural mountain areas in northern Pakistan, following an earthquake in October 2005. Design drawings are provided, and recommendations for improvements are given, based upon the feedback from users of the facilities. This information would be useful for people interested in hygiene units

L'alimentation en eau et les installations sanitaires : pour les personnes handicapees - et autres groupes vulnerables

JONES, Hazel
REED, Bob
Eds
2005

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This book is aimed at water and sanitation planners and service providers as well as organisations of and for disabled people. It aims to promote the equitable access to water and sanitation facilities for disabled people. The main focus of the book is the development of facilities for families in rural and peri-urban areas of low- and middle-income countries, but many of the approaches and solutions may also be applied in institutional settings, such as schools and hospitals and in emergency situations. The contents include a rationale for improving accessibility; guidance on inter-sectoral communication and collaboration; guidance on making service delivery approaches inclusive; simple low-cost technical solutions for inclusive design; developing strategies for implementation; and case studies illustrating solutions and their benefits to disabled people

Cleaning and disinfecting wells in emergencies

GODFREY, Sam
January 2005

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This note outlines the five steps that need to be taken to ensure that wells are cleaned and disinfected after a natural disaster has occured. It was prepared by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University

Water and sanitation for disabled people and other vulnerable groups : designing services to improve accessibility

JONES, Hazel
REED, Bob
2005

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This book is aimed at water and sanitation planners and service providers as well as organisations of and for disabled people. It aims to promote the equitable access to water and sanitation facilities for disabled people. The main focus of the book is the development of facilities for families in rural and peri-urban areas of low- and middle-income countries, but many of the approaches and solutions may also be applied in institutional settings, such as schools and hospitals and in emergency situations. The contents include a rationale for improving accessibility; guidance on inter-sectoral communication and collaboration; guidance on making service delivery approaches inclusive; simple low-cost technical solutions for inclusive design; developing strategies for implementation; and case studies illustrating solutions and their benefits to disabled people.

The child health MDG : what water, sanitation and hygiene can do

FISHER, Julie
2004

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This briefing note presents information about water, sanitation and hygiene relating to child health - the fourth millennium development goal. Key information is presented with supporting facts, case examples and photos. This resource is useful for people interested in child health and water, sanitation and hygiene

Water supply and sanitation access and use by physically disabled people : revised inception report

JONES, Hazel
REED, R
July 2003

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This report was produced at the end of phase 1 of the Knowledge and Research project : water supply and sanitation access and use by physically disabled people. The findings of phase 1 are built upon to produce this inception report for phase 2 of the project. The report describes phase 1 of the project and its findings. It summarises the implications of these findings and the key issues to be addressed in phase 2 of the project. It gives the project logical framework, workplan, and Output ot Purpose summary report

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