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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2015

Today, May 28th 2015 marks the second annual Menstrual Hygiene Day.  This day is aimed at raising awareness of the difficulties that many women and girls face during and as a result of their period, and recognising the positive solutions to addressing these issues. Live & Learn's Papua New Guinea WASH Team celebrated Menstrual Hygiene ...

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Disability Inclusive Development Forum, Kimbe PNG

On 27th April – 1st May 2015 the Disability Desk under the Division of Community Development, in collaboration with the Disability Management Committee and the West New Britain Provincial Disabled Persons Organisation, staged the West New Britain Province Disability Inclusive Development Forum. People with a disability (PWD) are one of the most vulnerable groups in ...

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New Ireland Sanitation Marketing Workshop

Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, 24th March Live & Learn with Provincial Government leaders, Kavieng Urban Local  Government staff, Schools and community members, signed an MoU to form the Kavieng Urban WASH Committee. This is a part of Live & Learn's Pacific WASH program, designed to improve access to non-subsidised improved sanitation for people of all ...

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Introducing ‘The Business’ and WPSMIP

Welcome to ‘The Business’, which will follow and share with you exciting developments in the world of sanitation marketing for the Pacific and beyond. In particular we will bring you knowledge and learning from the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program (WPSMIP) of Live & Learn International, in partnership with the International Water Centre (IWC), and International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA), and supported by Australian Aid’s CS-WASH Fund. ...

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Sanitation Marketing: A Brief Overview

Sanitation marketing takes a different approach to WASH than traditional development initiatives, which have often relied on donations or subsidisations of infrastructure and frequently are poorly sustained. It is based on the concept that in order for changes to be sustained, communities need to have invested in their own facilities and have ownership over the changes that occur. Common challenges faced are that the materials ...

Pacific WASH: Our Approach

The WPSMIP aims to improve community health and wellbeing by increasing access to sanitation and hygiene services in peri-urban areas. Peri-urban settlements often fall through service delivery gaps due to their location outside of official town boundaries. The program will strengthen sanitation markets, improve health outcomes, and promote gender equality, empowerment and disability inclusion by ...

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Floating Coconuts in Vanuatu

Using a ‘floating coconut’ tool kit created by IWDA, the team at Live & Learn Vanuatu have been working with Imaio Village in the Whitesands area of Neprainetata to highlight the significance of women’s contribution to society and the economy. This activity contributes to community engagement and market research for the WPSMIP Project. As the ...

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Agents of Change: Kawa Women’s Savings Club

In this regular section we will present case studies and stories from the people making change and influencing sanitation marketing in their communities. Makira, Solomon Islands Since 2009 Live & Learn have been working in partnership with IWDA on another DFAT funded project in the Solomon Islands, titled “Tugeda Tude for Tumoro” (TTFT) which focuses ...

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