News

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

  • The pain of carrying water

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      By Virginia Roaf, SWA Senior Advisor Those of us living and working in the North are familiar with the images of incredibly elegant,  beautifully dressed women carrying water on their heads – in buckets, in calabashes, in bowls, walking through the desert, or along a mountain path, perhaps with…

  • World Food Day: Celebrating the link between nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene

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      By Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator, SUN Movement and Catarina Albuquerque, first UN Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and SWA Chief Executive Officer   The connection between kitchen and toilet might be an unsavory one, but it is actually a life or…

  • Global Handwashing Day: Making a case to leave no one behind

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      Global Handwashing Day: Making a case to leave no one behindInterview with Om Prasad Gautam, Senior WASH Manager for Hygiene, WaterAid The Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 uses handwashing with soap as an indicator for national and global monitoring. This clearly highlights the importance of hygiene and its close links…

  • October - SWA Gender month

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      The realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality, sustainable development and poverty alleviation. It also empowers women and addresses the root causes of poverty and gender inequality. However, these rights can only be realized when, not only men, but…

  • SWA appoints Regional Advisor - Africa

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      SWA is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Nompumelelo Ntshalintshali-Motsa for the role of SWA Regional Coordinator – Africa. As a member of the SWA Secretariat (hosted by partner AMCOW), Ms. Ntshalintshali-Motsa will work to increase the active participation of African in-country SWA partners in their government’s planning,…