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TitleGender and environmental health : a review prepared for the Oxfam "Women Linking for Change" conference, Thailand 1994
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsMorgan, J
Pagination12 p.: 1 tab.
Date Published1994-01-01
Place PublishedOxford, UK
Keywordsbehaviour, camps, caretakers, case studies, checklists, decision making, emergency operations, gender, health education, hygiene, sanitation, uganda koboko, water carrying, water supply, women

Women are the main stakeholders and beneficiaries of water supply and sanitation programmes, being water carriers, the caretakers of family health, the teachers of hygiene practices and users of water for production. Planners have taken long to realise that women are an important target group. Despite much that is said about the involvement of women, women are still excluded from both the early planning and final implementation of environmental health projects. This paper outlines the environmental health issues that face women, mentions ways which have been used to address them, and gives some examples which worked as well as some which did not. The case study draws on the experience of OXFAM's former Technical Unit, describing what happened at a refugee camp on the Sudanese border with Uganda. The paper also includes a checklist for gender planning in environmental health programmes.

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