Published in: 2021
IRC, WaterAid, ISC, SuSanA India Chapter, Water for People
Jacob, N., Shiva, R., and Saha, S.
India Regional Chapter Coordinator
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected women more than men in several ways, according to studies. They have had to take care of patients while coping with lock-downs that have restricted access to daily necessities and basic services, including water, sanitation and hygiene. At the same time, however, women have shown great strength and leader-ship in managing the uncertainties and challenges unleashed by this crisis.
To celebrate the 2021 International Women’s Day theme - #ChooseToChallenge – IRC, Water for People, WaterAid and the SuSanA India Chapter brought together stories of women’s perseverance and initiative. These illustrate how they leveraged WASH to handle the challenges posed by the pandemic. The women are from diverse backgrounds and several states of India.
The four organizations conducted a webinar in which the women shared their experiences. Additionally, many others shared their stories that have been included in this compendium. These inspirational stories depict how ordinary women have converted the challenges posed by COVID-19 into an opportunity to promote good hygiene practices. The stories are arranged alphabetically.
Jacob, N., Shiva, R., and Saha, S. (2021). Celebrating women’s leadership in WASH during the COVID-19 Pandemic. IRC, WaterAid, ISC, SuSanA India Chapter, Water for People
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