This guide provides ideas about how to make water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) approaches more sensitive and responsive to the views, status, needs and responsibilities of both women and men. It is designed to be used alongside other WASH guidance material, as well as to improve and build on existing WASH approaches.
The material in this guide has been drawn from research undertaken in Vanuatu and Fiji. The research looked into the positive social and gender outcomes for women and men associated with a number of WASH projects. These WASH projects had taken specific steps to promote women’s and men’s meaningful involvement in activities and in deciding their community’s development goals.