Mainstreaming gender into Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes

Mainstreaming gender into Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes: a training manual for water professionals

Authors: ; SNV Rwanda; PROTOS; Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Rwanda
Publisher: Gender and Water Alliance , 2009

Link to full-text: http://www.genderandwater.org/page/7316

The training manual on mainstreaming gender into Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes is an integrated approach to both gender and WASH issues. It aims to provide participatory gender-sensitive training to water professionals at the policy, project and administrative levels through building their capacity for mainstreaming gender into WASH programmes. The authors hope this manual will be useful to other public, private and civil society training institutions and agencies, both in Rwanda (where this manual was written) and in other countries around the world.

The manual aims to provide participatory gender sensitive training to water professionals at the policy, project and administrative levels and promote an understanding of and commitment to the importance of participation of both women and men in sustainability of these programmes

It is divided into 3 modules which cover:

– trends of WASH programmes in Rwanda, global concepts and management of WASH programmes

– theoretical concepts of gender including social and gender analysis, gender roles and relationships and gender needs

– gender mainstreaming and providing gender analysis frameworks and gender planning tools.

Gender sensitive indicators and a log-frame for WASH programmes are also included.

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