CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Brief;6

Men and Boys in Sanitation

Published on 1 September 2018

Discussions of gender in sanitation and hygiene (S&H) often focus on the roles, positions or impacts on women and girls, who bear the greatest burden of work related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Efforts to improve S&H and change social norms do not always actively engage men and boys in the most effective or transformative way. We must learn more about the roles men and boys actually play now and – if necessary – how they can be modified to make efforts more successful.

This Learning Brief outlines the findings of a review that focused on men and boys: the problems they cause and experience, how to engage them (or not), and how to mobilise them as allies in the transformation of sanitation and hygiene outcomes.

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Cavill, S.; Mott, J. and Tyndale-Biscoe, P. (2018) Men and Boys in Sanitation, CLTS Knowledge Hub Learning Brief 6, Brighton: IDS


Sue Cavill
Joanna Mott
Matthew Bond
Paul Tyndale-Biscoe

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