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Engaging women in WASH

Published on: 08/03/2021

The women of Ganjam district in Odisha will be involved in increasing women's participation in local governance.

She makes change

COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on women, including exacerbating their WASH needs.   Therefore, it is important, now more than ever, that women have a say in WASH decision making. 

IRC, in collaboration with the Centre for Youth and Social Development, is going to work with the women of Ganjam district in Odisha, on increasing women’s participation in local governance. Further, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, engage them in promotion and adoption of good hand hygiene. And to facilitate practice, provide skill training in manufacturing and marketing of eco-friendly soaps.

This project aims to empower women politically and economically, by providing skills that will have impact beyond the realm of WASH. These will empower women to access more opportunities, enable them to demand for themselves as well as for other marginalised with the aim to bring about transformative change.

Keep visiting this webpage to be updated about the progress.