Breaking Taboos: Training Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene in Emergencies
SHARE supported a recent training session for trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies, hosted by RedR. The first of its kind, the training aimed to build the confidence of WASH sector staff to talk about issues faced by women and girls in emergency settings. The session was designed and led by Sarah House (independent Water & Sanitation Engineer), Sue Cavill (SHARE Research Manager at WaterAid), and Michelle Farrington (RedR UK).
Women and girls have distinct needs that are often overlooked in debate, policy and planning in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors. This event in London on 29th April from 6pm will bring together a diverse mix of academics, journalists, practitioners and activists from the WASH and gender sectors to present and debate critical issues on gender, sanitation and health. The event will also include the launch of the SHARE-funded Menstrual Hygiene Matters resource.
SHARE and WSSCC join forces to increase funding value of RFP for research on sanitation and women in India
SHARE is very pleased to announce that WSSCC have joined the Request for Proposals (RFP) for research on sanitation and women in India. With additional resources from WSSCC, the total value of the RFP has now increased to £400,000. The deadline has been extended until 17:00GMT on 29th March 2013.
Request for proposals: The effects of poor sanitation on girls and women in India
The SHARE Research Consortium is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for research into the effects of poor sanitation on girls and women in India. Proposals must be led or co-led by an Indian research institution, must address specific stated research questions, and must be submitted by the deadline of 15 March 2013.
Training of Trainers: Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies
This free one-day session on 5th April 2013 is aimed at Trainers of Emergency WASH, and aims to share knowledge and build confidence on integrating MHM in your training.
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The Sanitation Mapper is a participatory decision-support and monitoring tool which can provide information to inform local planning at district and sub-district levels. It has been designed to provide both area-based mapping, such as improved sanitation coverage at the village level, and point-based mapping, for identifying of the distribution and status of shared latrines in urban areas. By downloading the Sanitation Mapper, you agree to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To help us improve the Sanitation Mapper, which is presently in Beta, and to receive any software updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sanitation Mapper is designed to be accompanied by the Sanitation Mapper User Guide, which is also available to download for free at: http://www.shareresearch.org/Resource/Details/sanitation_mapper_user_guide.
The Sanitation Mapper is a low cost and participatory sanitation monitoring tool funded by SHARE which can provide information that will inform practitioner and policy decision-making and planning at district and sub-district level. It has been designed to provide both area-based mapping (e.g. village level coverage) and point-based mapping (e.g. shared latrines in slums). This User Guide is designed to accompany the Sanitation Mapper resource, which is also available to download for free at: http://www.shareresearch.org/Resource/Details/sanitation_mapper_tool
The SHARE-Funded City-Wide Sanitation project is investigating the failures of conventional approaches to urban sanitation. It is a collaboration between the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), and is being conducted in four cities across sub-Saharan Africa: Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe), Kitwe (Zambia), Blantyre (Malawi) and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). This report provides a summary of the situational analyses that have taken place in these four cities following a project meeting which took place in Dar Es Salaam from 10th to 12th of February 2013.
This report is a case study investigating microfinance in Tanzania. The research investigates how household financing for sanitation can be mobilised via microfinance institutions and commercial banks in order to accelerate sustainable access to sanitation facilities and/or services. This, and another case study on microfinance in India, accompany the 'Small-scale finance for water and sanitation' report, jointly published by and EUWI. India case study: http://www.shareresearch.org/Resource/Details/report_india_microfinance_case_study Small-scale finance for WASH report: http://www.shareresearch.org/Resource/Details/small_scale_finance_for_water_and_sanitation
This report is a case study investigating microfinance in India. The research investigates how household financing for sanitation can be mobilised via microfinance institutions and commercial banks in order to accelerate sustainable access to sanitation facilities and/or services. This, and another case study on microfinance in Tanzania, accompany the 'Small-scale finance for water and sanitation' report, jointly published by and EUWI. Tanzania case study: http://www.shareresearch.org/Resource/Details/report_tanzania_microfinance_case_study Small-scale finance for WASH report: http://www.shareresearch.org/Resource/Details/small_scale_finance_for_water_and_sanitation
Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions can interrupt diarrhoeal disease transmission and reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality associated with faecal-oral infections. A rapid response of effective WASH infrastructure and services can prevent or lessen the impact of diarrhoeal outbreaks that can exacerbate human suffering accompanying humanitarian crises. In this review summary, the authors present an overview of current knowledge about what works to prevent disease in emergency WASH response, identify knowledge gaps and make recommendations for future research priorities.