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TitleWomen’s WASH platforms in Bangladesh and Cambodia
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsGreene, K, Romano, G, Morshed, G
Secondary TitleTowards inclusive WASH : sharing evidence and experience from the field : a series of 16 case-studies
Pagination8 p.; 8 fig.
Date Published2012-07-01
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, bangladesh jamalpur, bangladesh naokhali, cambodia kratie, case studies, community-led total sanitation, gender, geographical factors

Women’s WASH Platforms seek to mobilise volunteer groups of women in rural communities to receive training and small grants so they may undertake their own WASH projects, share lessons and engage in advocacy. Oxfam Australia recently conducted a comparative review of the relative success Women’s WASH Platforms have had in two countries, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In both countries the projects aimed to empower the community to address gender imbalances in WASH and contribute to the decision-making capacity of women and girls. This paper presents an interesting side-by side analysis of the cultural nuances that can affect WASH programming of this type and more broadly programs with a strong gender focus. It offers practical examples of how different Women’s WASH Platforms perform in different contexts and is useful for
practitioners considering a similar approach in their own work. [authors abstract]

This case study is one of sixteen from the Towards Inclusive WASH series, supported by AusAID’s Innovations Fund.

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