SEXTORTION IN WASH

Inequalities in access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), whilst not the root cause of violence, can exacerbate the vulnerability of women and girls to violence. One of the most prevalent and silent forms of sexual violence and corruption in WASH is sextortion. Sextortion is that form of corruption or practice in which sex, rather …

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Community-Media Engagement on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene by KEWASNET in Kilifi County

Kenya has been dealing with the issue of water scarcity for decades. With a growing population, rising living costs, and a steadily rising poverty index, water scarcity means more suffering, particularly for women and girls, slower development, and increased health risks. Kilifi county is among the areas facing serious water shortages. According to the National …

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Susan Masila, KEWASNET Programme Support Specialist

Officers from the Department of Water and CSOs in WASH, Kilifi, Oriented on WASREB Rural Water Supply Guidelines by KEWASNET

Officers drawn from the department of water, Kilifi County and Civil Society Organizations in the water sector were trained on the Water Services Regulatory Board  (WASREB) Rural Water Supply guidelines from 6th to 7th July 2021. Community water schemes/initiatives in rural Kenya are faced with a myriad of challenges such as poor governance and insufficient …

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Group photo of KEWASNET secretariat and members during the WASPA Youth and Women WASH Conference 2021

KEWASNET Shines at WASPA Youth & Women in WASH Conference, 2021

For Kenya to achieve the 2030 goal of equal access to safe water and potable sanitation, everyone needs to be involved. However, youth and women are often underrepresented on matters of water, sanitation, and hygiene governance.  It is against this backdrop that Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET), the network membership, and other …

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