Gender, Women and Sanitation

Wendland, C., Yadav M., Stock, A. and Seager, J. (2017)

Published in: 2017
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Women and girls are especially affected by inadequate sanitation because of gender related differences - cultural and social factors - but also because of sex-related differences - physiological factors. Gender refers to the social differences and relations between men and women which are learned and often constructed and which differ in various societies and can change over time. 
There are tremendous socio-economic benefits associated with improved sanitation services including efficiency (that is  reduced time due to health and care-giving burdens), safety, improved health, transparency and good governance and empowerment. Gender mainstreaming can empower women to make strategic choices in terms of rights to assets and services, leading to better education and a healthier and productive population and improved social capital.

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Wendland, C., Yadav M., Stock, A. and Seager, J. (2017). Gender, Women and Sanitation.

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English Sustainable WASH in institutions and gender equality (WG7)

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