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Engaging women in water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH): A case study in the Irbid Governorate of Jordan

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Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) is essential in achieving good health, nutrition, livelihoods, and education. An important dimension of WaSH is the impact of water scarcity on gender roles. In times or regions of water scarcity, there is an increasing burden to achieve water security while the responsibility to provide these resources remains the same. To better understand the perceptions and gaps in knowledge for water-use behaviours, this study applied a gender lens to identify the gaps in knowledge and education for WaSH within villages located in the Irbid Governorate of Jordan. The responses from five case studies offer valuable insight into behaviours and perceptions that impact sustainable and equitable WaSH practices, as well as regionally-specific educational gaps and recommendations on educational resources.The findings are intended to support the development and implementation of educational programs to promote safe and adequate WaSH practices within water-scarce countries.
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