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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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Vulnerabilities of the Elderly in WASH: Teso North

Having adequate access to clean water and sanitation facilities constructed with vulnerable groups’ needs is necessary. However, the elderly in most rural Kenya do not enjoy the luxury of accessing these services adequately and safely. Through support from the WaterAid organization, KEWASNET embarked on a journey to document the WASH challenges of PWDs. This is …

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Ngusishi WRUA, A Best Practice Model for WRUAs in Kenya

Ngusishi Water Resource Users Association (NWRUA) was founded in 1998 as a self-help group to solve water-related conflicts among upstream, midstream, and downstream users along the 12km long River Ngusishi in Nanyuki, Laikipia. The goal of the group is to create a system that assures member sustainable access to water. We met Muthuri Mureithi, Chairperson …

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The Pain of Not Knowing

…such violations took the form of attempted rape, unwanted fondling or inappropriate touching, remarks, gestures or words of sexual nature at service points, denial of services due to gender, or consensual sex as a mode of payment, all amounting to sextortion, which in fact was the most difficult to unravel. (excerpt from the article The …

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Sex For Water – COVID 19

“Sex for Water” may sound outrageous, however, this is a reality in the lives of many women, who have to give into the advances made by men– just to get access to water. Something that is their right, but denied and how! When water is not available at home, the burden of water-collection usually falls …

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