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Welcome to the "partner perspectives" section where SWA partners can share news, experiences and insights.

  • WASH Inequalities Among Minority Groups in Wealthy Countries

    23 Dec 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Clarissa Brocklehurst, Editor, WaSH Policy Digest published by the Water Institute at UNC

    In December 2019, the Water Institute at University of North Carolina (UNC) published its 14th WaSH Policy Research Digest, entitled 'WaSH inequalities persist in vulnerable minority groups in wealthy countries'. In this, we addressed a perplexing yet critical challenge in trying to reach universal access to safe drinking water and…

  • Menstrual hygiene inextricably linked to human rights to water and sanitation

    19 Dec 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Karanja Daniel, WSSCC Member and Founding Director, COSEDI, Kenya

      Gender-based inequalities such as lack of access to menstrual hygiene become worse when they are connected with other types of discrimination such as disability. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), “persons with disabilities include those who have long term physical, mental, intellectual…

  • Human Rights to water and sanitation is the biggest challenge for all of us

    18 Dec 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Neil Dhot, Executive Director, Aquafed and Steering Committee Representative for Private Sector Constituency in SWA

      Sanitation and Water for All’s end of year focus on the human rights to water is a timely reminder of the biggest reason we all work in this sector and our biggest challenge– so it’s a great rallying call to all of us for 2020. SWA’s private sector partners…

  • Five ways SWA promotes integrity

    10 Dec 2019 in News Categories
    by Par Virginia Roaf

      What exactly is integrity, why is it important, and what are we doing to promote it? Integrity requires that we go a step beyond addressing corruption to ensuring that we all adhere to the governance principles of transparency, accountability and participation in order to achieve equitable, pro-poor, inclusive decision-making…