Integrating Gender in the ASWA-II Programme in Cambodia and Myanmar
Women and girls are disproportionally affected by poor access to WASH, burdened both by the drudgery of fetching water and the consequences of inadequate WASH in homes, schools and health care facilities. Effective gender integration is key to achieving the outcomes of the Accelerated Sanitation and Water for All Phase 2 programme (ASWA-II) and will serve to strengthen implementation of the UNICEF WASH programme in Cambodia and Myanmar.
This interim review of the ASWA-II programme in Cambodia and Myanmar discusses significant opportunities to strengthen gender data in reporting and future WASH programming. Actions supportive of improved gender data include advocating for more gender sensitive national monitoring systems, improving programmatic frameworks, instigating qualitative or quantitative research and utilizing data from partner studies.