Emerging Practice for the Engagement of Men and Boys in WASH

July 2022

This document accompanies Frontiers of Sanitation: Engaging men for gender transformative WASH, Part 2, which explores the extent to which engaging men and boys in WASH processes is leading to transformative change in gender roles, attitudes, and sustainable change in reducing gender inequalities across households, communities, organisations, and policy.

Practical examples are presented here from:

  • Timor-Leste
  • Papua New Guinea (PNG)
  • Solomon Islands
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Vanuatu
  • Nepal

Each of these examples, all of which are from projects funded by the Australian Government’s Water for Women Fund, describe interventions that employed different gender-transformative approaches to engage with and reach men and boys. They also describe the projects’ successes and challenges.

Additional details

PublisherInstitute of Development Studies
RegionSouth Asia, Southern Africa, The Pacific, Western Africa
CountryBangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
ThemesBehaviour change, Gender, Gender and equity, Leave no one behind, Social norms
ApproachesLearning approaches, Sanitation approaches

Bongomin, G.; Huggett, C.; Jain, J.; Lala, S.; Lee, E.; Morrison, C.; Noerdiyanti, N.; Poilapa, R.; Sanderson, R. and Roy, P. (2022) Emerging Practice for the Engagement of Men and Boys in WASH, The Sanitation Learning Hub, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/SLH.2022.005


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