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

  • ‘Sex for Water’- How women are paying the price of water


      By Sareen Malik, Coordinator, African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) and SWA Steering Committee Vice-Chair © UNICEF/Chudeau Corruption in the water sector is not new. But when the currency to access this service is a woman’s body, corruption is showing a different face. Unfortunately, many of…

  • SWA Webinar: Launching the preparatory process of the 2020 Finance Ministers' Meeting


      SWA Webinar:Launching the preparatory process of the2020 Finance Ministers' Meeting  Wednesday, 27 November 8:00 NY / 16:00 Nairobi in EnglishWednesday, 27 November 23:00 NY / 11:00 Bangkok in EnglishThursday, 28 November 8:00 NY / 13:00 Dakar in FrenchThursday, 28 November 12:00 NY / 11:00 Mexico City in Spanish  …

  • World Toilet Day: How Civil Society is supporting Government’s Clean Nigeria campaign 


      Nigeria ranks second among countries practicing open defecation globally– with 24% of the population (47 million people) still practicing open defecation. In November 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. This was soon followed by a national campaign – Clean Nigeria: Use the…

  • Burkina Faso: Innovative mechanism for community financing of sanitation


      ‘Nuits de l’Assainissement’- nights for sanitation wherein community members, opinion leaders, and local authorities come together for a common goal: improving sanitation and hygiene conditions in the region. These nights are organized by the Regional Directorates of water and sanitation in collaboration with the Directorate general of Sanitation and a partner NGO. Sanitation night is…

  • 30 years on: Child Rights are Human Rights- they have no expiry date!


    Today, November 20, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention, that was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989, aims to protect the rights of all children, everywhere to be free from discrimination, violence and neglect. This year…