Safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services are viewed as fundamental for human wellbeing, enabling a range of positive outcomes related to health, education, livelihoods, dignity, safety, and gender equality. Awareness of the ways WASH can address inequalities has resulted in the implementation of WASH interventions that include mainstreaming of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) considerations. Despite the wide range of GESI outcomes thought to be associated with WASH interventions, evaluation of this evidence is scattered across different sources.

To support the design, implementation, and evaluation of WASH interventions and ensure they effectively address inequalities, this presentation will summarize findings of a review aimed to collate and describe the latest research evidence on gender equality and social inclusion outcomes of WASH interventions.

Event details

This online presentation will take place during session: T3.1 ‘Sustainable water governance and gender inequality’. Register below to attend.

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