Integrated WASH Response and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (Integrated WASH-GBV)

A women’s dialogue group gathers to discuss how they have been socialized into subordinate gender roles in Juba, South Sudan. Photo credit: L. Nabie/IOM

Integrated WASH Response and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (Integrated WASH-GBV) works directly with communities to improve access to safe water and sanitation and raise knowledge around hygiene, sanitation, women’s leadership, and GBV prevention, thereby increasing community well-being.

This includes building new or repairing nonfunctional water points and distribution systems, as well as sanitation infrastructure for both households and public institutions such as health centers and schools. The project promotes good hygiene and latrine adoption, providing WASH items such as jerry cans and handwashing containers, tools to dig latrines, and dignity kits for menstrual hygiene management, and encourages women’s leadership in water management and maintenance.

Project
Active
2017 - 2021
Funding Level
$34,000,000.00
Countries