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Ensuring environmentally friendly access to WASH in schools

Six technical middle schools in rural and peri-urban areas in the Mexican state of Morelos will have clean water and decentralized sanitation systems thanks to the SWASH project done by Sarar Transformación, SC, TAO de Tepoztlan, AC and FANMex.

Announcing the WASH Advocacy Challenge

FANSA advocacy campaign

Even though the world has never been richer than it is in 2013, there remain 768 million people without access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people without a safe place to go to the bathroom. In response to this, WASH Advocates, Freshwater Action Network and the Fundación Avina have launched the WASH Advocacy Challenge.

Justice for Jairo Mora

Jorge Mora, FANCA Regional Coordinator, blogs on the death and alleged murder of environmental activist and biologist Jairo Mora, calling for justice and your support.

One third of the rural population in Latin America lacks basic sanitation

According to the World Bank, 33% of the rural population in Latin America and the Caribbean doesn’t have basic sanitation services. The reports, covering 19 countries in the region, will be presented on the 3rd Latin American Sanitation Conference LatinoSan 2013.

Civil society responds to African Union meeting ban on public participation

Civil society have responded to the Africa Union's restriction of public engagement in its next meeting which they believe is contrary to the underpinning principles of the organisation. Read the full statement here.

Response to the UN post MDG water paper

Together with End Water Poverty and WASH United, FAN Global has responded to the UN water consultation report, suggesting room for improvement around governance and accountability, gender, targeting of aid and sector budgets, inequalities and rights.

Lawyers join hands to promote WASH

lawyer's meeting FANSA Pakistan

FANSA Pakistan nominated WASH advocate Farzana Bhatti has championed the influence of young lawyers in Pakistan in the first ever initiative to harness the influence of lawyers for better water and sanitation provision.

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