Tag Archives: Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity

India, Delhi: how sexual violence against women is linked to water and sanitation

Girls under ten being have been raped while on their way to use a public toilet, say women living in Delhi’s slums. In one slum, boys hid in toilet cubicles at night waiting to rape those who entered. These are some of the incidents mentioned in a recent briefing note based on research supported by WaterAid and the DFID-funded SHARE (Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity).

The link between a lack of access to water and sanitation facilities and sexual violence against women is not well known and to date has received insufficient attention. The briefing note highlights this link within the context of urban slums in Delhi, and suggests how this problem can be addressed.

Lennon, S. 2011. Fear and anger : perceptions of risks related to sexual violence against women linked to water and sanitation in Delhi, India. (SHARE briefing note). London, UK, SHARE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 15 p. Available at: www.shareresearch.org/Resource/Details/violenceagainstwomen_india

Sanitation at the 2010 Stockholm World Water Week

Sanitation & Health is one of themes at the 2010 Stockholm World Water Week, which is being held from 05-11 September.

An overview of all events related to this theme is available through the event finder.

Here are some of the sanitation highlights:


5 September
Reducing the Risks of Untreated Wastewater Irrigation: Strategies and Incentives
Convenors: IWMI, IDRC, WHO, FAO and World Bank (tbc)

Key issues concerning the implementation of the new wastewater use guidelines, such as financial and non-financial incentives to adopt safer practices, social marketing and behaviour change, economic benefits and subsidies and cost effectiveness of risk reduction options.

6 September
Sanitation, Hygiene and Water for All – Promoting Equity and Inclusion
Convenors: WaterAid and WSSCC

Key approaches and case studies in sanitation and hygiene promotion through the lens of equity and inclusion.

9 September
Follow-up on Call to Action on WASH in Schools
Convenors: UNICEF and WASH in Schools Partners

This session is designed to help development partners and selected Government partners to work on strategies to engage with the Call to Action for WASH in Schools advocacy campaign launched in April 2010.

Side Events

6 September
The Economics of Sanitation – Impacts, Mitigation, and Efficiency of Sanitation Options

Convenor: WSP

Results from African, East Asian and South Asian countries assessments on the costs and benefits of selected sanitation investments will be presented.

7 September
What Knowledge do we need to do better on Sanitation?

Convenors: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with ICDDR,B, IIED, Slumdwellers International and WaterAid

SHARE logoThis session will showcase the [SHARE [Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity] research agenda and ask what are the big questions that the sanitation sector must now answer.

9 Sept
Using Output-Based Aid for Sustainable Sanitation

Convenors: Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) and WSP

A framework paper on Output-Based Aid (OBA) in sanitation and specific OBA sanitation projects under development will be discussed. Presenters will also draw on experience with OBA in other sectors (e.g. water, health, energy and telecoms).