e-Consultation on gender, water and sanitation, COVID19, climate, privatization
To develop a nuanced analysis and chart a path forward for collective advocacy on WASH and gender as part of this foundational year of discussion and action, ActionAid and WaterAid are launching an e-consultation. Emerging from our initial plans to hold a joint strategy meeting as a side event to the 64th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64), this online discussion will target gender and WASH practitioners, grassroots organisations, NGOs, women’s rights groups, trade unions, academics, United Nations staff and broader networks working on water rights, environmental justice and access to public services from a feminist perspective.
Through this online forum, ActionAid and WaterAid hope to connect activists and thinkers across sectors, to foreground the commitments made by national governments in the BPfA, SDG6 and various international resolutions and strategise towards key actions and collaboration to make gender-responsive water and sanitation services a reality. The e-consultation will identify areas for further advocacy and programming around WASH, gender, poverty, public services, climate change and equitable COVID-19 recovery, as part of global efforts towards achieving gender equality and reaching the SDGs. Building on relevant analysis, including a recent e-discussion on WASH and gender organised by the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), the e-consultation aims to garner concrete, actionable recommendations that connect policy to practice.
Please note that the deadline for this e-consultation is 31 July 2020. If you would like to participate but cannot make this deadline, or require the survey as a Microsoft Word document for accessibility purposes, please respond to this email.
Below please find instructions on how to take part in the consultation in 4 languages: