Demystifying Gender: Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Minimum Commitments fo Gender Programming in Emergency WASH Response - A Case Study from the DRC

Publication year
2010
Emergency type

Children under 18 can represent 50% or more of a crisis-affected population. While existing emergency WASH literature often refers to the hardware requirements of children, particularly to excreta disposal options, it almost never takes into account the needs of children of different ages and more often provides very superficial information. Similarly, literature on hygiene promotion focuses on primary school age children; meanwhile case studies and examples from the field of how to adapt WASH programmes to suit children's needs are also very limited.