Stepping Up: Ensuring Sexual and Gender Minorities Are Not Left Behind

December 2019

The Water for Women Fund gender and social inclusion (GSI) framework includes SGM inclusion, alongside inclusion of people with disabilities and more conventional approaches to gender inclusion.

Specifically on WASH, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation has also highlighted issues including “access to sanitation, menstrual hygiene and toilets for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people and an increased risk of gender based violence.”

This Learning Brief, ‘Stepping Up: Ensuring sexual and gender minorities are not left behind‘ aims to advance the Fund’s collective learning on SGM issues and inclusion by reflecting on the discussions throughout the Systems Strengthening for Inclusive WASH learning event held in December 2019 in Nepal.

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PublisherWater for Women Fund
ThemesGender, Leave no one behind, Sexual and gender minorities, Social norms
ApproachesLearning approaches

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