Ghana - Girl-friendly toilets for schoolgirls: helping adolescent girls

At all times, adolescent girls need facilities that provide privacy and security to avoid risk of harassment. The designs and services should ensure that all school girls have (1) separate latrines from boys, (2) water for washing, and (3) free or subsidized sanitary napkins. The development organization Plan International (Ghana) being acutely aware of this, took up the challenge and decided to develop a model ‘girl-friendly latrine’.

Ghana final girl friendly toilets SSHE case study_WEB.pdf (165.7 kB)



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Local Pastor becoming Change Agent under the Cluster Approach

Kanweri, 62-year-old, is a pastor living in Kyamuhemba Village, Kisomoro Sub-County, Uganda. She spent most of her time on pastoring at the church and used her church services as an excuse to avoid constructing proper WASH facilities at her home as well as practicing good hygiene habits. She argued that she is not strong enough to excavate pits for latrine and rubbish and that she does not have a stable source of income to employ someone to do the work for her.

Local Pastor becoming Change Agent under the Cluster Approach