Closing the Gender Gap in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Programme Guidance – March 2020

Number of Pages: 
44
Year: 
2020
Electronic copy only
Description: 

This programme guide is intended to support humanitarian staff primarily working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in South Sudan to actively prepare and encourage more women to enter the WASH sector at all levels – community, technical and leadership. The recommendations, checklists and matrixes contain information about how to break down the current barriers and create and maintain an enabling environment for women’s participation and leadership. All the tools and recommendations within this document are based on the research findings from the 2019 gender gap in WASH research conducted by IOM and RedR UK, funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and endorsed by the South Sudan WASH Cluster and Gender-Based Violence Sub-Cluster.

Table of contents: 
  • LIST OF ACRONYMS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN WASH FINDINGS
    • 1.1 Gender Gap: Barriers, Consequences and Actions
    • 1.2 Examples of Best Practice in South Sudan
  • 2. PROGRAMME TOOLS
    • 2.1 Project Cycle Checklist
    • 2.2 Sample Indicators from Standards/Guidelines
    • 2.3 Standards and Guidelines Related to Equal Participation in WASH
  • 3. COMMUNITY AND ASSESSMENT TOOLS
    • 3.1 Power and Gender Analysis in WASH
    • 3.2 Checklist for Meaningful Inclusion of Women and People with Disabilities in Training
    • 3.3 Women’s Participation in Community Activities (24 Hour Clock Tool)
    • 3.4 Safety Planning with Women Community Workers
  • 4. OPERATIONAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES TOOLS
    • 4.1 Human Resources Checklist
    • 4.2 Example Interview Questions to Ensure Gender Mainstreaming and GBV Risk Mitigation in WASH
    • 4.3 Example Candidate Scoring Sheet with Weighted System
    • 4.4 Policy and Process Checklist for Increasing Women’s Participation at Work
    • 4.5 Example of Competency Assessment