Frontiers of Sanitation;20

Engaging Men and Boys for Gender-Transformative WASH

Published on 11 July 2022

This issue of Frontiers of Sanitation explores the extent to which engaging men and boys in WASH processes is leading to transformative change in gender roles, attitudes, and sustainable change in reducing gender inequalities across households, communities, organisations, and policy.

This document is an update to a previous edition of Frontiers of Sanitation produced in 2018. In Part 1, the differing roles of men and boys were reviewed in terms of objects to change (i.e. to change sanitation or hygiene behaviours), agents of change (in promoting improved practices), and partners for change in gender-transformative WASH processes.

This update reviews progress and provides practical examples of the opportunities and challenges with this endeavour. It also includes recommendations for those thinking about why and how to include engaging men and boys as part of their WASH programmes.

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Cavill, S.; Huggett, C. and Mott, J. (2022) ‘Engaging Men and Boys for Gender-Transformative WASH: Part 2’, Frontiers of Sanitation, The Sanitation Learning Hub, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/SLH.2022.004

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