Women talking while carrying water jerrycans, on the outskirt of Wukro, Ethiopia (Credit: Marina Korzenevica)

12 October 2020

Towards more equitable water in Wukro, Ethiopia: why this matters for small water-intensive businesses

The authors discuss recently published research which examined how small-scale businesses run by women in Wukro town, Ethiopia are impacted by inadequate supply of water, and what coping strategies are employed.

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A representative from the Commune of Banfora technical service in water and sanitation service introduces the aims of the focus group discussion to participants (credit: Maria Reyes/IRC)

1 October 2020

Making the invisible visible: Measuring empowerment in the WASH sector

In this blog, Sarah Dickin discusses the Empowerment in WASH index, developed as a tool for measuring agency, participation and empowerment in the water and sanitation sector.

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Woman storing water in Satkhira; photo credit: COAST

7 September 2020

Gender and WASH in Emergency: What happens when a super cyclone hits at the height of a pandemic?

In light of the two disasters that recently hit coastal Bangladesh, cyclone Amphan and COVID-19, Professor Mahbuba Nasreen shares key insights from her own research on gender and WASH in emergency from the past three decades.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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