Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in WASH

The objective of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in WASH is to deliver safe water and sanitation for people of all genders.

GESI responsive sanitation design consideration :

  • Gender-Specific facilities and entrances.
  • Privacy-minded stall layouts, doors, and sides
  • Safe lighting provisions
  • Easy Maintenance /cleanliness
  • Discreet MHM facilities- Incinerators, Washing Stations, Pad Dispensers.
  • Smaller, Child-friendly seats
  • Ensure that toilet design and implementation efforts use a gender-responsive approach to better address the socio-cultural and biological needs of women.
  • Deepen our understanding of the role of gender norms and identities on sanitation technology adoption through further research.
  • Evaluate the longer-term benefits of gender-responsive sanitation solutions on health, safety, productivity, and gender equity.
  • Evaluate the longer-term benefits of gender equity on the adoption of sanitation solutions

Gender-Related Location Considerations

  • The proximity of functioning facilities
  • Safety measures along with possible points of the monitoring system.
  • Shorter distances/time traveled
  • Research areas for considering gender in sanitation design
  • Impact of gender-responsive sanitation interventions on technology adoption; health safety and productivity and gender equity.
  • Gender-specific needs and concerns of men, boys, and LGBT individuals.
  • Variations in needs and preferences among men, women, and LGBT individuals by caste, religion, and region.
GESI-Mobile Toilet Van