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TitleWorking from strengths : Plan and SNV integrate gender into community-led sanitation and hygiene approaches in Vietnam
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHalcrow, G, Rowland, C, Bond, M, Willetts, J, Carrard, N
Secondary TitleTowards inclusive WASH : sharing evidence and experience from the field : a series of 16 case-studies
Pagination9 p.; 8 fig.
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherSNV Nepal
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, case studies, community participation, gender, sanitation, viet nam

Approaching gender from a constructive, strengths-based perspective has potential to influence practice in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs towards positive gender outcomes. Plan International Vietnam (Plan) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) introduced Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as part of their water, sanitation and hygiene programs in Vietnam. SNV has also integrated supply chain development within their WASH programming. Both agencies have used their programs to expand their understanding of links between gender and WASH. Through adoption of four principles developed in recent research on gender and WASH in the Pacific, the two agencies explored how community-led approaches and partnership with women’s organisations can be used to open up dialogue about gender roles, to build capacity of staff and partners to address gender equality and to work towards strengthened gender outcomes. [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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