Water and Sanitation (WASH)

This page features disability news on Water and Sanitation (WASH) from the Debrief Library. See also news on other subjects.

International

Terminology Guidelines for Equality, inclusion and rights (Jun, Water Aid)

Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools: 2000-2021 Data update includes a section on disability which shows gaps in data and how changes are lagging: “schools were
more likely to have adapted infrastructure and
materials than disability-accessible toilets” (Jun, UNICEF)

A guide to making WASH workplaces inclusive considering gender equality, disability and social inclusion. (Dec, Institute for Sustainable Futures)

Bangladesh

Accessible latrines supporting independence in Cox's Bazar camps (Jun, Relief Web)

Nigeria

Accessible Sanitation in the Workplace Important Considerations for Disability-Inclusive Employment in Nigeria and Bangladesh (Jan, IDS)

Vanuatu

“The weather is not good”: exploring the menstrual health experiences of menstruators with and without disabilities:

“Menstrual restrictions were widespread for all, but collecting water and managing menstrual materials was harder for menstruators with disabilities, particularly those requiring caregivers’ support. These factors negatively impacted menstruators with disabilities’ comfort, safety and hygiene, yet they reported less interference of menstruation on participation. [...] Menstruators with disabilities may have reported less interference because they are accustomed to greater participation restrictions than others.” (Jan, Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific)

Yemen

A feature on safe latrines for the Bait Al-Amir community includes a section on inclusion of persons with disabilities. (Feb, Sanitation Learning Hub)