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Women Engage for a Common Future

The Netherlands • Germany • France • Georgia • Switzerland • Munich

 

Working for a Healthy Environment for All

We are a nonprofit network dedicated to a gender just and healthy planet for all. Our international network consists of over 150 women’s and civil society organisations implementing projects in 50 countries. We believe that a sustainable future and environment needs holistic solutions reflecting the lives of people on the ground. We believe in feminist solutions based on our partners’ visions and needs. That is why we work on transformative gender equality and women’s human rights in interconnection with climate justice, sustainable energy & chemicals, less toxic waste, safe water & sanitation for all.

Safe Water and Sustainable Sanitation for All: We implement decentralised, safe sustainable and affordable sanitation systems for rural areas and promotes in particular access to safe water and sanitation for schools. We raise awareness and mobilises citizens for sustainable water and wastewater management and promotes community based and affordable water supply systems for rural areas without a centralised drinking water supply. Together with our partners, we represent civil society in the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health process and advocate for an integrated and sustainable approach to water resource and river basin management.

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Water, Sanitation, WASH, Ecological Sanitation, Water and Sanitation Safety Plan (WSSP), Urine Diverting Dry Toilets (UDDT), biogas, rainwater harvesting, community based water committees, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Africa

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Projects in SuSanA database: 10

2020 - 2022

Water & Sanitation Safety Planning

We're continuing our educational activities on Water and Sanitation Safety Planning (WSSP), a method for minimising risks in the water and sanitation sector. WSSP is introduced in Serbian rural communities and our activities in Romania, North Macedonia, a

In the project countries of Romania, North Macedonia, Albania and Serbia there is a lack of sustainable water and sanitation management in rural areas, which in can lead to serious consequences for the environment and the health of the population. Our aim is to introduce and further develop the instrument Water and Sanitation Safety Planning …

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2017 - 2019

Water and Sanitation Safety Planning

The aim of this project is to raise awareness about environmental protection and risk based management of water supply and sanitation systems, and to take action particularly in the area of water quality and sanitation in rural communities

The activities cover educational measures for small municipalities and schools and the reach out to a population of 36 000 in Macedonia and 32 000 in Albania. In Romania the activities will focus on the education of teachers through an accredited training programme by the school authorities and the development and implementation of a national …

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2008 - 2010

Empowerment & Local Action (ELA)

Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas

In 2008, WECF launched the Empowerment and Local Action (ELA) Program with 29 partners from most EECCA countries and Afghanistan. The ELA program was designed to build the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas, citizens’ organisations, private sector, science and authorities to work in partnerships to contribute to a sustainable …

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2016 - 2017

Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda

Building biogas toilets for vulnerable families in Mulagi Sub-County

Via a crowdfunding campaign on chuffed.org the necessary finances for building of 17 Biogas toilets in Uganda were collected. The beneficiaries are among the most vulnerable families in Mulagi Sub-County. The project targets on the one hand the inhumane sanitary situation which presents for Ugandan people a serious health risk. On the other hand …

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2014 - 2016

Water Solidarity France - Kyrgystan

Giving access to drinking water for families and ensures a sustainable participative water management through women’s empowerment

The project supports the rehabilitation of water systems in An-Oston village, Issyk Kul region, Kyrgyzstan. With the help of the Water Agency Artois-Picardie and the Municipality of St. Omer the project ensures rehabilitation of the water supply system and direct home connexion for 225 households. Access to water not only improves the hygiene …

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2010 - 2012

Safe water and sanitation for all in Moldova

Mobilizing citizens and authorities from Moldova to respect and realize the right to access to safe water and sanitation for all

The project empowered children and citizens to address their right to safe water and sanitation through their own action, initiative and participation. A special focus had been given to promoting good practices in water management (cleaning actions in river basins, water springs and water wells, trainings on sustainable management of the water …

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2016 - 2017

Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Romania and Macedonia

Raising awareness about environmental protection and taking action particularly in the area of water quality and sanitation in rural communities

The introduction of a Water and Sanitation Safety Plan (WSSP) approach with an updated compendium encourages the population to promote local action for the improvement of water supply and sanitation systems, with the active participation of students, youth, teachers, locals and the authorities. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for …

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2015 - 2017

Reducing chemicals and contamination of drinking water sources in rural communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia and Albania

To improve sustainably the environment and living conditions through affordable and sustainable technologies.

Target beneficiaries profit from the project by having: - a long term sustainable sanitation solution, and the knowledge to build more UDDT and grey filters - the knowledge and means to use organic fertilisers, instead of chemical ones (composting, demonstration gardens - access to cleaner drinking water and therefore less water-borne diseases, …

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2014 - 2016

Introducing sustainable wastewater and nutrient management in rural Georgian communities

Reducing pollution of the Black Sea caused by human settlements at the Khobi river flowing into the Black Sea.

Activities under the project focused on prevention of environmental pollution, on education, health and hygiene matters so that physical facilities are properly used and maintained. The project raised awareness and contributed to saving biodiversity in the region and enhance the tourism industry . Lessons learnt from the project had been used for …

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2012 - 2015

EWA: Women Empowerment – Benefit (for) All

To contribute to the economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries

Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) developed together with (17) local partners in six countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Africa, and Uganda) the Empower Women – Benefit for All programme (EWA) which is funded through FLOW.

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Women Engage for a Common Future
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