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Title: Shedding light on humanitarian sanitation
Authors: Reed, Brian
Hastie, Rachel
Vidal, Jeanne
Bastable, Andy
Akers, Kerry A.
Lafreniere, Julie
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: REED, B. ... et al, 2018. Shedding light on humanitarian sanitation. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 3073, 7pp.
Abstract: Lighting should be provided for WASH facilities in Humanitarian contexts according to several standards. Evidence for this and the practical budget, operational and management responsibilities are less clear. A three-country research project looking at the impact of lighting on WASH use and Gender- Based Violence (GBV) required a multi-disciplinary approach, combining OXFAM’s practical implementing expertise with WEDC’s research-orientated approach. The research showed how much more is needed for safe sanitation than just building latrines. Lack of usage of latrines had implications for environmental health. A reason for not using latrines was due to fear of many things, including GBV. The location of the facility was a common concern, but simple lessons are not easy to distil as the context varies between settlements and changes rapidly overtime. The provision of lighting was welcomed by a wide range of stakeholders, but other factors still affect both GBV and WASH outcomes.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: The authors would like to thank the Humanitarian Innovation Fund for funding this research.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/34600
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WEDC 41st International Conference

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