Key documents for the sub-category on inclusive programming


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Key documents for the sub-category in inclusive programming

This is the new thread for the key documents of the sub-category on inclusive programming This post contains key documents recommended for people who are new to this thematic area.

Recommended top five documents in reverse chronological order:

Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council. (2019). ‘Equality and Non-Discrimination Handbook for CLTS Facilitators’. Geneva, Switzerland

The Equality and Non-discrimination (EQND) and Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Handbook provides practical guidance for ensuring that behaviour change interventions leave no one behind. Drawing on experience from across the sector, this handbook is specifically targeted towards those implementing or supervising CLTS interventions at the community level. Key features include a summary of EQND principles, step-by-step guidance on applying these principles during pre-triggering, triggering meetings, and post-triggering follow-up visits, as well as annexes with practical tools, templates, and resources.

Kohlitz, J., Carrard, N. and Willetts, J. (2019) ‘Support mechanisms to strengthen equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in rural sanitation (Part 2 of 2)’, Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights 13, Brighton: IDS

Achievement of adequate and equitable access to sanitation for all, and an end to open defecation, requires that special attention is given toward disadvantaged groups. It has become apparent that the benefits of conventional rural sanitation programming and service delivery are often not spread equally, and risk leaving disadvantaged groups behind. This issue of Frontiers of CLTS examines the potential of support mechanisms designed to help disadvantaged groups access and use hygienic toilets in driving more equitable rural sanitation outcomes. It covers the latest thinking on the opportunities and challenges of support mechanisms and explores what works remains to be done. In this issue, we use a broad definition of ‘support’ for creating equitable outcomes.

House, S., Cavill, S. and Ferron, S. (2017) ‘Equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in sanitation programmes at scale’, Part 1 of 2, Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights 10, Brighton: IDS

A well-facilitated Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme that pro-actively considers and involves people who might be disadvantaged has been shown to have many benefits. A lack of this can and will often have negative impacts and make programmes and ODF unsustainable. This issue of Frontiers of CLTS looks at who should be considered potentially disadvantaged, how they can effectively participate and what may be needed to address diverse needs in order to make processes and outcomes sustainable and inclusive. It explores the challenges that may occur and concludes with suggested good practices that will strengthen the processes to the benefit of all.

Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council. (2015) ‘Leave No One Behind: Voices of Women, Adolescent Girls, Elderly and Disabled People, and Sanitation Workers’. Geneva, Switzerland.

This publication summarizes the sanitation and hygiene hopes and aspirations of thousands of women and men of different ages and physical ability, across rural and urban areas in eight South Asian countries. In these countries, over a billion people are without safe sanitation. They represent individuals and groups rarely heard because they are seldom asked what their constraints are, what they need, how they cope and how they might design services differently to enable universal access and use.

WaterAid (2015) ‘Toolkit Understanding and addressing equality, non-discrimination and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) work’. UK

This resource provides you with a framework for making your work more inclusive and includes tools you can use to put the theory into practice. There are so many tools available it can be hard to know which ones to choose and when to use them. This resource brings together tried and tested resources that will help you embed equality, non-discrimination and inclusion in your work.

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