Gender and WASH

Gender and WatSan #Gender

IFRC Resources

IFRC Guidance note – Gender in Water and Sanitation
IFRC Gender checklist for WatSan planning

pakistanimage.JPGSouth Asia earthquake –Pakistan Ensuring gender equity

This IFRC case study elaborates some of the activities and interventions that took place in the affected communities in Pakistan following the earthquake to ensure improved hygiene practices and behaviour while encouraging gender equity
and community participation.

2010 Australian RC WatSan guidance note
IASC Gender handbook: WASH chapter
IASC GBV guidelines-WASH chapter

Manuals and Toolkits

A gender approach to WatSan (WEDC)
Aspects for gender analysis toolkit (European Commission) 
Demand driven gender implications
Avances y desafíos de la transversalización del enfoque de género en la gestión integrada de recursos hídricos en América Latina
Gender guidelines water supply and sanitation (AusAid) 
Guía de recursos: Transversalización del enfoque de género en la gestión del agua
Handbook on concepts and methods for mainstreaming gender equality
Indicators for a gender sensitive approach (WaterAid)
Mainstreaming gender in water management: A guide (UNDP)
Guide des ressources pour l’Intégration des questions de genre dans la gestion de l’eau
A practical guide to Gender-sensitive Approaches for Disaster Management
Violence, Gender, and WASH Toolkit

Policy and Advocacy

Advocacy manual for gender and water ambassadors
Gender policy of the International Federation
Policy development manual for GWA members


Gender mainstreaming in integrated water resources management training of trainers package
Introduction to training
Module 1: Gender and IWRM
Module 2: Gender sensitive training skills
Module 3: Mainstreaming gender in project management cycle
Module 4: Gender mainstreaming tools
Module 5: Gender mainstreaming in organisations and policy practices
Module 6: Planning training of trainers workshops
Evaluation form
Additional resources
TOT cover pack

Reports-Briefings-Overview papers

A gender approach to WASH programming (WaterAid)
Gender and water: Thematic overview paper
Gender and water annual report
Mainstreaming gender in unstable environments (UNICEF)
Gender in water resource management, water supply, and sanitation (IRC)
A resource guide to gender, rights, and water privatization (WEDO) 
Improving women’s participation in water and sanitation (WEDC)
Integrating gender needs into water projects (OXFAM)
Mainstreaming gender in rural water supply (WEDC)
Mainstreaming gender in rural sanitation in Uganda (WaterAid)
Mainstreaming gender in water and sanitation (SA govt)
Practical strategies for including women as well as men in water and sanitation activities (Bridge)
Putting women in the centre of water and sanitation sector
Trends in gender, water, and sanitation mainstreaming
Report on the position of WaterAid Nepal and NEWAH on gender in relationship to water and sanitation work
Water projects and women empowerment
Women and Water: An ethical issue (UNESCO)
Women 2000 and beyond (UN)

Case Studies

Bangladesh: Gender mainstreaming processes in community-based flood risk management
Bangladesh: Gender, water, and poverty
Integration of gender perspectives in WaterAid’s Bangladesh programme
Brazil:Women’s leadership environmental capacity building
Gender perspectives: A collection of case studies: International Federation manual 
Género: en el sector agua y saneamiento de la Región Andina 
Guatemala meeting women’s and men’s water needs environmental protection
Indonesia: the Impact of Women’s Participation in the Aqua-Danone Advocacy Programme
Men’s roles, gender relations, and sustainability in water supplies: some lessons from Nepal
Gender assessment & gender action plan of USAID/Nepal
Integrating gender needs into drinking water projects in Nepal
Nicaragua: Gender Equality as a Condition for Access to Water and Sanitation
Nigeria: Using Gender Mainstreaming Processes to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources of the Obudu Plateau Communities in Northern Cross River State
Pakistan: Initiative of One, Relief for All – Women’s Leadership in the Banda Golra Water Supply Scheme
Mainstreaming gender in South African sanitation
South Africa: Women in Sanitation and Brick Making Project, Mabule Village
Togo: Integrating Gender into the Promotion of Hygiene in Schools SSHE (sanitation)
Mainstreaming gender in sanitation and hygiene in Uganda
Zimbabwe: Gender mainstreaming in water supply and sanitation

Additional Links

Gender and Water Alliance