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Progress at High Level Meeting of Sanitation and Water for All Partnership

The Sanitation & Water for All Partnership made good progress at its recent 'High Level Meeting' convened by UNICEF at the World Bank Spring Meeting on 20 April 2012.  Civil society advoca

FANSA Pakistan members wins Tamgha-i-Imtiaz award

Malik Nazeer Ahmad Wattoo-Tamga-e-Imtiaz

At a ceremony in Governor House Punjab in Lahore on 23 March, 2012, Mr Malik Nazir Ahmad  Wattoo, the Founder and President of the NGO Anjuman Samaji Behbood, Faisalabad, received the 

Water, water every where but not a drop to drink-a Kollam scene

Long queue of empty vessels Water, water every where but not a drop to drink – a scene from Kollam beach area of Kerala (India)

FANSA member Prakash Amatya on his 6WWF solution

Watch Prakash Amatya talk through his solution at the 6th World Water Forum.

World Water Forum 6 in Marseille, France

The Sixth World Water Forum in Marseille, France kicked off on Monday 12 March. Over 20 thousand people from 144 countries discussed for a week water issues and make decisions for the future of this vital liquid. The event involved representatives, legislators, ministers, business, and civil society representatives, among others. 

The Peoples' Sanitation Campaign in Pakistan

Honble Chief Minister Amir Haiden Khan Hoti of Khyber-Phuktunkwa province in Pakistan launched the "Sanitation Campaign initiative" at the public meeting in Mardan on the eve of the new year 2012. Amidst the mass meeting organized by FANSA Pakistan, the Chief Minister promised to allocate more funding for water and sanitation improvement and replacement of rusted water supply pipes.

'FANSA can work to join the national campaigns with international action'

Fleur Anderson said, "It has been great to be a part of FANSA’s strategy meeting in Bangladesh, as the International Coordinator for the End Water Poverty campaign". She gave an interview to Prakash Amatya, Regional Communication Officer about the global campaign process and her experiences working together with FANSA.

World Toilet Day: "Sanitation accessibility: catalyst for socio–economic prosperity"

Commemorating the 11th World Toilet Day (19 November), an event named “Sanitation Crises – Talks and Reports  Launch on World Toilet Day” was organized by WaterAid in Nepal (WAN) in association with Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City, End Water Poverty and the National Federation of Disabled Nepal on 18th November, 2011 at Hotel Everest, New Baneshwor. The members of FAN Nepal actively participated in the programme.


Menstruation is a natural cycle but in the Hindu society, this cycle has more often been taken as a sin, a curse and a taboo. Even in the 21st Century, many rural areas in Nepal still treat menstruating women in inhumane ways and are ostracized. To drag attention towards female plight and suffering caused by such an inhumane and unacceptable practice, WaterAid Nepal put up a visual art exhibition ‘Dropping in on Development’ on September 29 at Hotel Himalaya. Ten artists had put up artwork at the exhibition on the theme that was to reflect menstruation as a natural process.

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