Tag Archives: Women

Why menstrual hygiene is integral to solving the WASH crisis

As we all know, ‘Menstrual Hygiene’ does not roll off the tongue easily. In fact, it is the deafening silence and pervasive cultural taboos around this normal biological function that has led to a worldwide push to reserve a Day (May 28) to acknowledge it. The silence and awkwardness around menstruation adversely impacts the lives […]

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Group handwashing

Impacting WASH in Schools …

It is almost 2014, yet close to 50% of schools in the developing world still do not have, or have inadequate, access to WASH (WAter+Sanitation+Hygiene) facilities and education. If we are ever going to succeed in making an impact on the global crisis, where close to 1 Billion people have no clean water and 2.5 […]

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Lotika Shaunik Paintal

Lotika’s interview with Radio Canada International: Why should Canadians Care About the 2.5 Billion People without Toilets?

Radio Canada International’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to WASH Canada’s Lotika Shaunik Paintal on World Toilet Day about this worldwide challenge and the impact this lack of facilities has on people, nations and economies. They also talked about the relevance this issue has to Canadians. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the link […]

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Send a young WASH enthusiast to the G(irls)20 Summit in Moscow, Russia

Wouldn’t it be great to send a WASH enthusiast as a young delegate from Canada? Please send out the paragraph below to your networks. Hurry, the deadline to apply to be a delegate is the end of December 2012! Are you female and 18-20 years of age? Do you have innovative ideas of how to […]

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WASH Canada soap and message

Here is our bold idea for world toilet day 2012 … Eradicate Open Defecation!

November 19 is World Toilet Day! Let’s reflect on that a moment … for all those in the world with toilets to sit on, that may indeed be a very good place to reflect! Unfortunately 2.6 Billion people are without a safe place to go. It is November 2012 and yet almost 40% of our World’s […]

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3-Cities, 3-Days of Women, Water, Toilet discussions in Canada

  A big thank-you goes out to our speakers, partners, funders and all of you who joined us at our events in Hamilton (September 18), Toronto (September 19) and Ottawa (September 20) last week! Our gratitude particularly goes out to the Honourable Minister Mutagamba from Uganda who was the keynote speaker for the series. The […]

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Profiling women around the globe who are fighting to bring water and sanitation to those in need.

There are many people and effective organizations in Canada dedicating their time to helping increase access to clean water and latrines to the 800 million and 2.4 billion people respectively around the globe who live in need of these basic life saving services. At WASH Canada (WASH = Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) we are aiming to […]

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