Talking about women and sanitation

Vulnerability to violence can have a significant impact on people’s access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene. In both urban and rural contexts, girls and women frequently face harassment when they have to go to the toilet in the open. They may delay drinking and eating in order to wait until nightfall to relieve themselves … Continue reading Talking about women and sanitation

Learning and Sharing at WPSMIP Forum

In November the Project Managers for the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing & Innovation Program offices in PNG, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Fiji travelled to the Live & Learn office in Melbourne to participate in a week of sessions to reflect on the achievements of the program over the past two years, and to plan for … Continue reading Learning and Sharing at WPSMIP Forum

Climbing the participation ladder

Community participation is the foundation of the Community-based Sanitation Marketing Enterprises (CBSE) that are being piloted by Live & Learn in Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu through the Australian government Civil Society WASH Fund. Without effective community ownership and participation the CBSEs will not be able to become effective community businesses. Community participation is … Continue reading Climbing the participation ladder

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 … Continue reading Floating Coconuts in Vanuatu