This booklet has been written for planners and managers of water supply and sanitation projects and programmes as well as for national institutions, development agencies and donor agencies concerned with Women in Development.
|Women, water and sanitation : a summary document 1993
|Year of Publication
|van Wijk-Sijbesma, CA, Heijnen, E
|ii, 34 p.: ill.
|The Hague, The Netherlands
|benefits, community participation, gender, maintenance, monitoring, operation, sanitation, sustgen, training, water committees, water supply, women
This booklet has been written for planners and managers of water supply and sanitation projects and programmes as well as for national institutions, development agencies and donor agencies concerned with Women in Development. The material in the document is based on earlier publications on this subject which have been published in English by IRC. The document starts with a discussion on the importance of community participation and women involvement. It introduces the concept of gender and the specific roles of women and men in the management of water supply and sanitation facilities. The operation and maintenance of facilities is discussed from the perspective of sustainability and deals with tasks for women and men that have proved to be beneficial to continued functioning and management. The document gives examples of training needs and development approaches. The document ends with a brief discussion on gender sensitive monitoring.
|Also available in French (isn 12257) and Spanish (isn 12258)