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Women in WASH coordination initiative

Publication: 30 May 2022

GWC started a new initiative, Women in WASH coordination. Currently only 19% of national WASH cluster coordinators and 22% of Information Management Officers are women. There is little information related to Women’s Rights Organizations’ (WROs) participation in NHWCP even though it is a requirement of IASC Localization guidance. In order to address this gender gap, GWC is conducting a research which includes two components; 1) barriers and enablers for women to be WASH cluster coordinators and co-coordinators, Information Management Officers and take other leadership roles in NHWCP; and 2) barriers and enablers for WROs to meaningfully participate in NHWCP. Based on the research, we will develop a practical road map to address the gender gap.

As part of this work, we will conduct interviews and send online survey to all of you In May and June. We will also have bilateral and group consultation to develop a practical road map in August and September. We will contact some of you directly but please register your interests in case you are willing to participate in this research as key informants and/or in consultation process for the road map from this link.

If you have any questions about this initiative or want to share any relevant information, please feel free to contact Julie Bara at


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