Welcome to the "updates" section where you can find the latest updates of the partnership. 

  • Let’s discuss Menstrual Hygiene Management


    On 28 May the world celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day. It’s an opportunity to talk about the importance for women and girls to hygienically manage their menstruation – in privacy, safety and with dignity – wherever they are. Globally, approximately 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is…

  • SWA welcomes Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Maldives, and Morocco


    SWA is thrilled to count four new countries as partners. We look forward to working with them in the future and to support their relationship with the Secretariat, other partners and external stakeholders.  WASH in Brazil According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program, 34% of their population gained access to…

  • In Memoriam: Ton Schouten (1955-2016)


    Original article on the IRC Website IRC and the wider WASH world have suffered a grievous blow with the death of our friend and colleague Ton Schouten. Ton died suddenly on the afternoon of Sunday the 22nd May of a heart attack, while rowing in Delft. Rowing was a sport…

  • Kenya launches new sanitation and hygiene policies in line with the SDGs


    Kenya launched on 18 May four sanitation and hygiene policies to be in line with the SDGS and Kenya’s other global and regional WASH commitments: - Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Framework (2016 – 2020) - Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy (2016 – 2020) - National ODF Kenya…

  • SWA at the WASH Futures 2016 Conference


    Practitioners and professionals from around the world convened in Brisbane, Australia for the WASH Futures 2016 Conference hosted by the International WaterCentre in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian WASH Reference Group. Themed “WASH Futures: Pathways to universal and sustained water, sanitation and…