Caroline Kwamboka N., Trustee & Founding Director, African Renaissance, highlights the need for African countries as they review their sanitation policy guidelines to focus on the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. She emphasizes that ensuring access to safe and equitable sanitation is critical to advancing gender equality and social inclusion.
” Africa is lagging in achieving the SDG6 targets.
As countries review their sanitation policy guidelines,
it is very important to remember that poor sanitation
particularly affects populations that are disadvantaged and marginalized.
This includes women and girls and people with disabilities.
On this World Water today,
we urge our leaders to pay special attention
to the needs of marginalized populations
those who are vulnerable,
particularly women and girls living in poverty,
and ensure that gender equality and social inclusion
is mainstreamed in sanitation policies and guidelines.
We have an opportunity to end indignity,
improve health for all,
improve school attendance,
and enhance awareness around
menstrual health and hygiene practices.
If we embrace gender equality and social inclusion
in our policies and guidelines.”
Caroline Kwamboka N.
Founding Director and Trustee,