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WSSCC and UN Women side event 'Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa'

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WSSCC and UN Women will convene a side event on 20 March in New York during the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

The cross-cutting session, entitled Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa, will highlight the issue of unlocking multiple benefits for rural women and girls through policy and behaviour change in the WASH sector.

The importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches on Menstrual Hygiene Management and other topics is key. Participants will discuss approaches and programme implementation in West and Central Africa, including results and recommendations.

This session will bring together experts from the Senegal Government, UNICEF, UN Women and WSSCC to share lessons and successes in policy and practice, with a specific focus on how multi-sectoral partnerships can collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Speakers include:

  •     Ms Ndèye Saly Diop Dieng, Ministry of Gender, Government of Senegal
  •     Ms Maria-Noël Vaeza, UN Women Director of the Programme Division
  •     Ms Virginia Kamowa, WSSCC technical expert, Menstrual Hygiene Management
  •     Ms Amanda Marlin, UNICEF Senior Adviser WASH, Partnerships and Global Initiatives (Moderator)

For more information: http://wsscc.org/2018/03/16/wsscc-and-un-women-to-host-side-event-on-20-march-at-the-commission-on-the-status-of-women/

Date: 16 March 2018