UMC are working on the ground with the very people, the masons, the pit emptiers and the faecal sludge treatment plant operators who are key to achieving a Swachh Bharat (Clean India)
Let’s look beyond pipes, taps and tanks, and back at the past as well, to sustain India’s waters old as well as new.
This new paper highlights the need for equity and inclusion perspectives to challenge techno-centric framings of sanitation work.
My recent paper published in the journal, Area, provides my reflections on doing virtual qualitative research and remote fieldwork on the experiences of older people living with incontinence and their caregivers in humanitarian settings in Malawi and Ethiopia, as a researcher with Cerebral Palsy.
Online capacity building workshops on Hidden WASH are now available to book for organisations across the WASH sector
This half-day capacity development workshop uses empirical findings from Ghana and the UK to introduce the ‘hidden’ WASH needs of perimenopausal women aged in their late 40s and 50s, expanding current understandings of equity and inclusion.
We have more in common as researchers, and there are many areas where our paths cross and we seldom notice. Let’s make conscious efforts to work across our silos, not within, to truly leave no one behind.
It is fundamental that we start using a rights-based approach to support the welfare of sanitation workers.
The one-day workshop enabled the research leads to reflect on the project and the processes of doing the research, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final day of the Sanitation Workers Forum focused on participation in workshops to establish how labour rights can be effectively connected to sanitation, and how those working to support sanitation workers to realise their rights can learn lessons from other sectors.