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Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes

Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes
Lessons from India

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January 2015 | 342 pages | SAGE India

Exclusion and inequitable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and opportunities are major concerns to development practitioners. The job of providing water for the household invariably falls on women, often at the expense of their education, income-earning opportunities and social, cultural and political involvement.

This book aims to unpack the key elements of the WASH–gender nexus, examine these and recommend ways ahead for improved gender outcomes and WASH impact in India.

Joke Muylwijk
Anjal Prakash, Aidan Cronin and Pradeep K Mehta
Introduction: Achieving the Desired Gender Outcome in Water and Sanitation
Sunetra Lala, Malika Basu, Jyotsna and Aidan Cronin
Accelerating Gender Outcomes: The WASH Sector
Yusuf Kabir, Niranjan Vedantam and M Dinesh Kumar
Women and Water: Vulnerability from water shortages
Anjal Prakash and Chanda Gurung Goodrich
Crossing Boundaries: Gender and IWRM in Education and Research
Swati Sinha
Gender and WASH: Capacity-building Initiatives
Suhas P Wani , K H Anantha, T K Sreedevi
Gender Issues in Watershed Management
Aditya Bastola
Gender and Governance: A Case of Jalswarajya Project
Pradeep K Mehta and Niti Saxena
Unleashing the Gender Differentials in Water Management: The Rural Milieu
Tapas Chakma, Gregor von Medeazza, Sanjay Singh and Pradeep Meshram
The High Fluoride Burden and Tribal Women: Occurrence and Remedy
K A S Mani, Vallaperla Paul Raja Rao, Madhukar Reddy and Ch. Ram Babu
Women’s Voice in Water Resource Management
Sudhir Prasad, Satyabrata Acharya and Somnath Basu
Leadership and Participation: Role of Gender
Eshwer Kale and Dipak Zade
Enabling Gendered Environment for Watershed Management
Gregor von Medeazza, Megha Jain, Ajit Tiwari, Janardan Prasad Shukla and Nisheet Kumar
Women-led Total Sanitation: Saving Lives and Dignity
Ajit K. Saxena, Shailesh Mujumdar and Gregor von Medeazza
Innovative Approaches in Communication
Amit Mehrotra and Ajay Singh
Liberty from Shame: Accelerating Sanitation with ASHAs
Aidan Cronin, Anjal Prakash and Pradeep K Mehta
Conclusions and Way Forward

A new compendium on women’s relationship with water and sanitation exposes a series of harsh realities...that deal with the tricky and highly important subject of water and sanitation – and a welcome addition to the body of work available to practitioners...Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes, covers broad concepts – water and sanitation and their relationship with women.

The Business Line

An excellent documentation of work on gender relations in the water and sanitation sectors….  Shares various field experiences and fills the knowledge gap…It is good suggestive book for practitioners, students, academics, policy makers and all those with an interest in water, sanitation and hygiene sector. By reading the book, an individual develops knowledge... It is informative and readability is smooth…The style of presentation is good…It is a good resource book and has great relevance to development functionaries working in water, sanitation and hygiene.

Journal of Rural Development, July- September 2015

A timely and welcome addition…The book, documenting both quantitative and qualitative information on gender issues.

Social Change,
Volume 47 (Issue 1), March 2017

Aidan A. Cronin

Aidan A. Cronin trained as a civil and environmental engineer and holds a PhD in Water Resources from Queens University, Belfast. He has worked in consultancy and then as a Senior Research Fellow at the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, University of Surrey, UK, where he spent five years researching the impact of anthropogenic activities on water quality in the EU and developing country settings. He then worked as a water and sanitation advisor at the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees in their Public Health Section in Geneva, Switzerland, before joining UNICEF India in 2008. He managed the UNICEF water and... More About Author

Pradeep K. Mehta

Pradeep K. Mehta is Group Leader, Rural Research Centre, S M Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon, India. He holds a PhD in Economics from Mysore University through the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore; an MPhil in Planning and Development from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay; and M.A. and B.A. degrees in Economics (honours) from Punjab University, Chandigarh. A development specialist, he has over eight years of experience in teaching and research. His areas of expertise are rural development, agriculture, climate change gender, water and impact evaluation. More About Author

Anjal Prakash

Anjal Prakash is the Executive Director at SaciWATERs, South Asia Consortium for ... More About Author

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