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Addressing inequalities by improving access to WASH services for vulnerable groups; introducing social water tariffs for the vulnerable; involving women in small businesses and water committees; and improving menstrual hygiene management in schools.

TitleGender and equity issues in WASH : addressing inequalities in the ONEWASH Plus programme implementation to ensure adequate WASH services for all
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsOsterwalder, L, Terefe, B
Secondary TitleONEWASH Plus learning note
Pagination6 p. : 1 fig.
Date Published04/2019
PublisherIRC Ethiopia and UNICEF
Place PublishedAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publication LanguageEnglish

This learning note presents the main issues regarding gender and equity in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and provides an overview of specific activities undertaken under the ONEWASH Plus programme from November 2013 to September 2019 in the towns and surrounding areas of Abomsa, Sheno and Welenchiti in Oromia, Maksegnit in Amhara, Adishihu and Wukro in Tigray, and Jigjiga and Kebridehar in Somali region . It focusses on the concepts and
approaches adopted to reduce inequalities.

The areas of inequalities that were addressed by the ONEWASH Plus programme included: improving access to WASH services for vulnerable groups such as people with a disability, the poor and female-headed households; introducing social water tariffs for the vulnerable; involving women in small businesses (water kiosks and sanitation services) and water committees; and improving menstrual hygiene management in schools.


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